1906 earthquake centennial
commemoration website launched
Bay City News Service
March 17, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- Tech-savvy San Francisco has added
another web resource to its online cache.
Mayor Gavin Newsom last week officially launched a new city website,
the city and county's official site for its centennial commemoration
of the 1906 earthquake and fire, according to the city.
"The 1906 earthquake and fire was a pivotal event in this
city's history in the history of the Golden West,'' Newsom said
in a written statement. "Our goal for this entire centennial
year is to commemorate, educate and celebrate.
The site will serve as a one-stop point for all things 1906 quake,
providing information and links on city and region-wide events
surrounding the centennial, according to the city.
In addition to serving as a beacon of information on commemorative
events, the site aims to provide information on emergency preparedness.
The site is associated and linked with 72hours.org,
the city's disaster preparedness site hosted by the San Francisco
Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security.
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