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    The Great Chicago Fire - A bird's-eye view of pre-fire Chicago describes Chicago up to the eve of the fire, while "The Great Conflagration" examines the calamity itself.

    The Great 1906 Earthquake And Fire - The Museum of the City of San Francisco contains extensive information about the 1906 earthquake including photographs and the names of those who perished. There is also an earthquake timeline and Gladys Hansens Earthquake Almanac 1769 - 1994.

    San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 - Upon receipt of the first news of the earthquake, Collier's telegraphed Jack London, who lived only forty miles from San Francisco, and requested him to go to the scene of the disaster and write the story of what he saw. He sent the following dramatic description of the tragic events he witnessed in the burning city.

    Damage photographs from the 1906 Earthquake - From the Steinbrugge Collection of the UC Berkeley Earthquake Engineering Research Center.

    Eyewitness to Disaster: California Earthquakes - Collection of eyewitness accounts, humor, and pictures of historic California earthquakes.

    Worst United States Disasters - On-line broad-based information database with disaster listings for topics from Aircraft to Winter Storm.

    American Red Cross - A humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

    FEMA: Earthquake Archives - The 6.7 magnitude Northridge Earthquake, which occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 a.m., was the largest and most costly disaster to which FEMA has responded. Includes details and photographs.

    Why the US Is Becoming More Vulnerable to Natural Disasters - Despite increases in what we know about natural disasters and how to protect ourselves against them, population growth continues along the coasts, where loss of life and property from these disasters are greatest.

    The Port Chicago Disaster - Resources for students and teachers covering the worst home front disaster of WWII.

    Cyclone of 1896 St. Louis, Missouri - Photographic views of damage caused by cyclone of May 27, 1896.

    American Experience: Fatal Flood - Companion site to the PBS documentary about the 1927 flooding of the Mississippi River. Includes timeline, maps, profiles of people and events, teacher's guide, and info about the film.


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