earthquake hit San Francisco, USA on the 18th of April, 1906. The fires that it sparked lasted days and devastated the city.
This image shows the community rallying together in the middle of the destruction.
5 Times San Francisco Was Almost Destroyed
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Sequoia National Park in California, USA, was established on the 25th of September, 1890.
In the mid-twentieth century. Source
Famous for its
giant sequoia trees, the park is home to the world’s largest tree, and is also famous for preserving a pre-European landscape in the state.
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The front page of
The Daily Southern Californian from the 29th of October, 1913.
If you can’t enlarge the image enough to read it (sometimes the images don’t work so well on this site!), it can be viewed
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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California on Sunday the 17th of July, 1955.
The original press preview event was attended by about 28 000 people, even though only around half of the attendees had legitimate tickets.
The park opened to the public the following day, offering twenty attractions.
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On the 12th of July, 1976, a mass shooting occurred at California State University, Fullerton.
Thirty-seven year old custodian Edward Charles Allaway, armed with a weapon he purchased at
Kmart, killed seven people and wounded two others in the campus’ library.
After fleeing the scene, he went to a hotel and called police to tell them what he had done.
Edward Charles Allaway is taken into the courthouse two days after the massacre. X
Over the course of his trial it was revealed that not long before the shooting spree he had threatened his wife with a knife and raped her.
Allaway is currently held at
Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino.
The Pony Express, a mail service used in the United States to carry letters from Missouri to California, began on the 3rd of April, 1860.
The first journey left St Joseph, Missouri and arrived in San Francisco ten days later.
Only one letter from the first journey is known to still exist.
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At 5:55pm on the 10th of March, 1933, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Long Beach, California. 120 lives were lost, and many of the deaths occurred because ran from buildings are were hit by flying debris.
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