Letter written by Elsie Cross to Ruth (page 4 of 4)

Letter written by Elsie Cross to Ruth (page 4 of 4)

Description

A letter written by a twelve-year old girl to her friend, giving a firsthand account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The letter (4 pages), dated May 17 and 18, describes the earthquake and her family’s subsequent removal from their home in San Francisco’s Western Addition to the Sunset district, where they stayed for several days to avoid the fire.

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