Sometimes history is exciting. At times it’s illuminating. Now and again it sheds the light on what’s possible. And then there are those times when it’s just plain devastating.

As hard as it may be to look at the latter, history is still history – the story of “what happened” in a particular time, place, and with the people involved.

In 1906, California suffered one of the worst disasters in not only its history but the history of this country.

To this day, the April 18, 1906 earthquake holds the unfortunate distinction as not only one of the most devastating earthquakes in the world, but sadly, as one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.

Not to be morose, but if you have an interest in disasters that have taken place in The Golden State, you’ll likely find the article, These Are The Most Dangerous Volcanoes in Northern California, a fascinating read.

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