The great San Francisco fire
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The great San Francisco fire an account of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of April 1906 written shortly after the event by Helen Hillyer Brown

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Published by Hillside Press in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco.,
  • Fires -- California -- San Francisco.,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Earthquake and fire, 1906.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Helen Hillyer Brown (Mrs. Philip King Brown) in reply to many inquiries received from friends throughout the country.
The Physical Object
Pagination[15] p. :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22955376M

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