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The Great Quake of 1868

Fremont Main Library
Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m.

Fremont Main Library is pleased to present Timothy Swenson speaking on The Great Quake of 1868 on Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. in the Fukaya Room.

Early in the morning of October 21, 1868 the Bay Area experienced one of the most damaging earthquakes in California history. The Hayward Fault ruptured from Washington Township to north of Oakland causing much damage and the loss of 30 lives. This October marks the 140th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake.

Timothy Swenson has been a resident of Alameda County since 1971. He is the President of the Museum of Local History and has also served as President and board member of the Union City Historical Museum and on the board of the Washington Township Historical Society. Author of several historical papers, Tim’s recent book, Union City, provides a wonderful glimpse of the area’s past.

The Fremont Main Library at 2400 Stevenson Blvd. is wheelchair accessible. No reservation is required. For an ASL interpreter, call the library at least 7 working days before the event. For more information, contact the Fremont Main Library at 510-745-1401 or Janet Cronbach at 510-745-1429.

(Go here for more information about the Quake.)
Image Source: sfmuseum.org

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