1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta’s Fountain | SF
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Lotta’s Fountain | Kearny Street & Market Street, San Francisco, CA
When the earthquake hit in 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. The cast iron Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument.
Every year since, city officials and some survivors (and there are a dwindling number every year) gather around the fountain for a reunion at 5:12 am to mark the exact time of the Great Quake.
1906 Quake Ceremony & Remembrance
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 4:30 am
Lottas Fountain, Market/Geary/Kearny, SF
2014 Schedule of Events:
- 4:30 am: Commemoration of The San Francisco Great Earthquake & Fire at Lotta’s Fountain (Geary, Market & Kearny Streets)
- 4:45 am: Master of Ceremonies Welcome Remarks
- 5:00 am Mayor, Fire Chief, Police Chief introduced. Mayor hangs wreath.
- 5:11 am: Announce countdown (start countdown just before 5:12)
- 5:12 am: Sirens
- 5:13 am: Minute of silence
- 5:14 am: Sing-a-long “San Francisco”
- 5:15 am: Announcement/Invitation to 20th and Church Golden Hydrant Painting
- 5:30 am: 20th and Church Golden Fire Hydrant Painting
- 6:30 am: Annual Rememberance Bloody Mary Breakfast at Lefty O’Doul’s (333 Geary Street) (cost of breakfast approx. $20)
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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