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Unsung Heros

 
 
Unsung Heros Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
1. Unsung Heros Marker
Inscription.
San Francisco’s firemen were the unsung heroes of 1906. Leaderless because Chief Dennis Sullivan had been fatally injured by the quake, with indomitable courage they battled for three days and nights the flames that were consuming the city.
 
Erected 1985 by E Clampus Vitis, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.399′ N, 122° 24.701′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Bush Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 870 Bush Street, San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Metropolitan Club (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mark Hopkins Hotel (about 700 feet away); Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art (about 700 feet away); Huntington Park/Fountain of the Tortoises (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crocker Mansions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Isadora Duncan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Native Sons Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miles Archer (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
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Unsung Heros Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
2. Unsung Heros Marker
 The Great 1906 Earthquake & Fires of San Francisco. Within 30 hours of the earthquake’s first jolt, a firestorm descimated all the familiar buildings of San Francisco; infernos swept through the city for three days. In all, more than 3,000 people died. Property damage has been estimated at $235–500 million 1906 dollars — equivalent to the entire 1906 federal budget... (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. DisastersHeroes
 
San Francisco Fire Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
3. San Francisco Fire Station
Dennis Sullivan Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
4. Dennis Sullivan Memorial
Memorial Home

In Memoriam
Dennis Sullivan
1852-1906

By fire shall hearts be proven
Lest virtues gold grow dim,
and his by fire was tested,
In life’s ordeal of him.
Now California renders
The laurels that he won-
“Dead on the field of honor”,
Her hero and her son.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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