Originally posted on April 15, 2006 @ 10:03 am
This morning I received an email from a friend about the most destructive earthquake in American history that shook San Francisco at 5:12 am on April 18, 1906 and how it effected the U.S. Mint located within the city limits.
This is a really interesting story. I love history and I’m sure that’s why he sent me the link.
There is even talk about making a pilgrimage to San Francisco for the reopening of the mint in a few years. Road Trips are always fun.
Here’s a link to the Full Story by Michael Castleman on the Smithsonian Magazine website.
Photo Credit: Brant Ward/San Francisco Chronicle