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  • Earthquake Impacts Different In Ledcs And Medcs
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    Why are earthquake impacts different in LEDCs and MEDCs? Any disaster either caused by humans or Mother Nature will make an impact but this depends where it hits. Obviously, if a disaster, or an earthquake in this case occurs somewhere densely populated rather an isolated area it will have a greater impact as life could be lost, buildings destroyed and as a result, high prices to pay. We will be looking at the impacts of earthquakes in Lower Economically Developed Countries and More Economically...
  • Great Teams In The San Francisco 49
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    There are great times noted in the past. One of those great teams in the San Francisco 49 ers. They have made history and are known as one of the type franchises in the history of the NFL. The 49 ers are considered a dynasty to the media and fans. The 49 ers are respected greatly for their Super Bowl achievements. It all started in 1946 when the San Francisco 49 ers first began their franchise. In 1950 is when the moved to the National Football League. They earned their name from the gold miners...
  • San Andreas Fault
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    Earthquake San Francisco- 1906 On the morning 12 past 5: 00 San Francisco suffered a major earthquake that killed 3000 people, the earthquake lasted for about 40 seconds and was recorded at 8.3 on the Richter Scale. People ran from there houses and some stayed inside the buildings and were crushed. The people who ran in the streets were killed by toppled buildings falling from above. There fire department was efficient but the water pipes that go down the San Andreas Fault were severed. The fire...
  • Hammett's San Francisco
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    Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco: A Unique Setting in the Changing World of Early 20th Century Detective Fiction The Pacific coast port city of San Francisco, California provides a distinctively mysterious backdrop in Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. Unlike many other detective stories that are anchored in well-known metropolises such as Los Angeles or New York City, Hammett opted to place the events of his text in the lesser-known, yet similarly exotic cultural confines of San Francisco. ...
  • Four Months
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    In the early months in the mining camps, the euphoria of having survived life-threatening journeys, combined with the camaraderie of a still-mysterious, shared adventure, gave rise to a certain communal spirit. Men were generous with one another, and with information - exaggerated as it most often was. During the first year of working the mines, there was relative peace between Native Americans and whites as well. Good will flourished in a land of apparent plenty: "The conviction was widespread ...
  • Great Earthquake In San Francisco
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    Earthquake The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 was ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all times. The quake occurred on April 18, 1906 at approximately 5: 12 a.m. (local time.) Rupturing the northernmost 430 kilometres of the San Andreas fault from northwest of San Juan Baptists to the triple junction at Cape Mendocino. The fore shock, a minor shock before the earthquake occurred with enough force to be felt throughout the San Francisco Bay area, the great earthquake occurred so...
  • Tom Mooney And Warren Billings
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    Dan Georgakas Thomas J. Mooney (1892-1942) was the central figure in the most notorious labor frame-up in the early half of the twentieth century. He and Warren K. Billings (1893-1972) served twenty-three years (1916-1939) in California prisons for the death of ten persons killed when a bomb exploded during the 1916 Preparedness Day Parade in San Francisco. Mooney's actual offense was that he had been de facto leader of the left wing of the California Federation of Labor and his activities had a...
  • San Francisco Bay Area Quake
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    hat have they learned since the quake quite allot. The fault moved in a fashion that geologists of the time did not expect: it moved horizontally, the southwestern side slipping to the northwest, relative to the southeastern side. "The 1906 earthquake marked the dawn of modern scientific study of the San Andreas fault system". (USGS) When the 1906 earthquake struck scientist set forth to make observations on effects of the quake. The final report published in 1908 (commonly known as the Lawson R...
  • Captain Stormfield Clara Clemens
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    Samuel Clemens 1861 In Hannibal, forms the voluntary militia group Marion Rangers with 14 young men; after two weeks of training, the unit disbands. Clemens goes to Nevada with his brother Orion, who is appointed secretary of a new territory. Clemens clerks for the Nevada Territorial Legislature. 1862 Works for Virginia City Territorial Enterprise 1863 Lives in Virginia City; adopts pen name Mark Twain. 1864 Moves to San Francisco; works for San Francisco Call 1865 Mines at Angel's Camp, Califor...
  • San Francisco In 1965 Work
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    Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography with Clarence White at Columbia University. She moved to San Francisco in 1918 where she opened up a portrait studio. In the 1930's Dorothea Lange photographed the people caught in midst of the Great Depression. Her Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography with Clarence White at Columbia University. Her work is an intense vision of ordinary people in what are the physical and social circumstances...
  • San Francisco Earthquake
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    Earthquakes occur throughout the world but the vast majority of them develop along narrow belts. These belts are tens to thousands of kilometres long and mark the boundaries on the Earth's surface. The belts are considered very active geological wise. Earthquakes occur when rocks rupture under the pressure created by continues movement and collision of thin jigsaw-like tectonic plates found under the Earth's surface. Seismic waves (vibrations) are then created and proceed outwards in all directi...
  • San Francisco
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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in 1842 into a fairly poor family as the youngest of nine children. He lived in a log cabin in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio as a child. The only formal education he ever received was a single year at the Kentucky Military Institute when he was seventeen years of age. He enlisted with the Ninth Indian Infantry as a drummer boy in the Civil War. Then, in 1864, he was wounded and left the war to live with one of his brothers in San Francisco. There he began his career as ...
  • Panel For The Aids Memorial Quilt
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    The AIDS Memorial Quilt The AIDS memorial quilt also known as the NAMES project is the largest on-going community art project in the world. Today the quilt is comprised of over 41,000 colorful panels in remembrance of someone who has been lost in the fight against AIDS. Each panel is three feet by six feet, the size of a human grave. The size of each panel is just one of the many testimonies to emotions of sorrow, anger, love and hope that go into the making of each panel. The mission of the AID...
  • Bierce Left San Francisco
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    Ambrose Bierce was born in Meigg's County, Ohio. He served throughout the Civil War, was brevetted major for distinguished services. After the war, he went to San Francisco, where he held editorial positions on several San Francisco weeklies. In 1872, he went to London and there for four years he continued his journalistic career. His first literary work appeared while he was abroad. He returned in 1876 to San Francisco and for nearly all of the next twenty-one years he worked for newspapers. Mr...

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