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The rebuilding of earthquake damaged downtown Santa Cruz proceeded on Tuesday, Jan.9, 1990 with the city council's appointments to the ... [Read more]

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The following Santa Cruz City log covers the first 22 hours after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. It was originally ... [Read more]

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit at 5:04 p.m. on October 17, 1989 and lasted 15 seconds. A 5.2 aftershock occurred ... [Read more]

I was sitting at my desk in the Boulder Creek Library talking on the phone with an other member of ... [Read more]

At 5:04 PM, on October 17th, our Outreach worker, Catherine Steele, and her assistant were about a hundred yards down ... [Read more]

The interesting thing to me was that only ONE wall of books, the north wall, came down. But that wall ... [Read more]

"There Was No Place to Hide", by Donna Swedberg
What I remember most about the earthquake is noise. Rumbling and roaring. When the earthquake began, I was walking down ... [Read more]

Damage from the earthquake occurred throughout the County and, because of slides and other road damage, the County was geographically ... [Read more]

On Day 1 (October 18) we began re-shelving books and clearing up the mess at nine of our ten Branches. ... [Read more]

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit at 5:04 p.m. on October 17, 1989 and lasted 15 seconds. A 5.2 aftershock occurred ... [Read more]

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[Eliza W. Farnham, who promoted social reform, became matron of the women's section of Sing Sing Prison in 1844. Despite the improvements she made, her liberal views brought her into conflict with other staff members and she was forced to resign in 1848. That same year, her husband (Thomas ..." [More]

Excerpted from Journey to San Francisco by Eliza W. Farnham