1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal – Walking Tour

At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind.