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Francis, terrier hero of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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‘The nation’s heart was wrung,’ said Harper’s Weekly. And was it any wonder – the San Francisco people seemed ‘born for rejoicing’, and they should be permitted to rejoice again, as quickly as possible. And slowly and steadily the city began to struggle back on to its feet. Many symbols have been selected over the years to illustrate the city’s unflagging spirit. There is Francis, the St Francis Hotel wine-steward’s faithful terrier, who hid for five days in the cellars and emerged as perky as ever.

Simon Winchester. A Crack In the Edge of the World. The Great American Earthquake of 1906


Written by aterrier

July 15, 2008 at 8:52 pm

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