1906 quake survivor honored in San Francisco

April 17, 2011 6:26:36 PM PDT
Monday marks the 105th anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake.

On Sunday, San Francisco honored one of the last three known survivors of the quake at a survivor's lunch. Bill DelMonte of Marin County is 105-years-old, but he does not remember much of the earthquake for good reason.

"Nothing of the fire or the earthquake that's for sure," he said. "I was only 3-months-old. But, I heard plenty of it after.

There will be a series of commemorative activities Monday morning starting at 5:00 with the laying of a wreath at Lotta's Fountain, followed by the annual "Gilding of the Fire Hydrant" that saved the Mission District, then Lefty O'Doul's annual 1906 Earthquake Bloody Mary Survivor Breakfast.

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