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Post Card: Just Before Sf 1906 Earthquake, And Stories On How Mail Was Handled After.

 
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Posted 06/30/2021   09:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add patg23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The underlying PM reads 3:30PM; the overlying (Station F) reads 12-M. If that indicates 12 midnight, then just before the earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906

In any case it appears to have made its way safely out of the city, and on its way to France.

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1906 Post Office Report:(An interesting read)
https://www.sfgenealogy.org/sf/hist...stoffice.htm
"Station F, located at 2505 Sacramento Street, was uninjured. Besides
the regular forces of three clerks and twenty-five carriers, eight additional
clerks are now employed at this station."

How mail was handled emediately after:
https://postalmuseum.si.edu/collect...thquake-mail

Just before (Opened in 1905)


Just after(not mine)


National Register #71000188
United States Post Office and Courthouse
7th and Mission Streets
Built 1893-1905
https://noehill.com/sf/landmarks/nat1971000188.asp

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Posted 06/30/2021   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
patg23:

Thanks for the link to the Postmaster's report. Very interesting.

Mike
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Yes, that was a good read. Thanks!
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Posted 08/07/2021   2:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great piece of history Mr patg23. Great read I agree. My Grandmother survived the the 1906 earthquake as an infant. My Great Grandmother survived the same as a young woman. Both of these strong women were Giants in my life. Thank you!
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Great Post!
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