Category: All Hell Seemed Dancing With Joy: 1906

  • PG&E’s Frank Drum helped the city regain power after 1906

    Frank Drum’s early investment helped PG&E form, and he served as the utility’s president between 1907 and 1920. An 1881 graduate of St. Ignatius College, Frank G. Drum helped to launch PG&E, proved instrumental in its recovery from the 1906 earthquake and fire and went on to serve its president between 1907 and 1920. Author […]

  • Mother Earth had Other Plans

    Mother Earth had other plans for the school. At 5:13 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906, three days after Easter Sunday, a fearsome earthquake shook much of the state for 48 seconds and ignited a four-day firestorm that destroyed much of the city. The disaster caused $500 million in damage (more than $8 […]