Friday: Market Street before and after the great quake


It's been nearly 113 years since the San Andreas fault slipped and triggered the earthquake that left San Francisco in ruins. A nine-minute film, recently discovered and to be screened in Woodside on Friday, Jan. 4, shows activity and destruction on and around Market Street in the aftermath of the April 18, 1906, quake.

The free public event, at Independence Hall at 2955 Woodside Road, begins at 7 p.m. and includes the well-known 12-minute film "A Trip Down Market Street," taken before the quake and showing the hustle and bustle of a busy commercial center.

The Friday night event includes a discussion and behind-the-scenes stories with film historian David Kiehn of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont, and Rick Laubscher of Market Street Railway, a nonprofit museum and transit preservation group with headquarters in San Francisco.

The event is sponsored by the Woodside Arts & Culture Committee and includes light refreshments. Click here for more information.


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