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The Great Quake of 1868

Early in the morning of October 21, 1868 the Bay Area experienced one of the most damaging earthquakes in California history. The Hayward Fault ruptured from Washington Township to north of Oakland causing much damage and the loss of 30 lives. This October marks the 140th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake.

Timothy Swenson has been a resident of Alameda County since 1971. He is the President of the Museum of Local History and has also served as President and board member of the Union City Historical Museum and on the board of the Washington Township Historical Society. Author of several historical papers, Timís recent book, Union City, provides a wonderful glimpse of the areaís past.


Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m.


The Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


This presentation will inform the public about the little known eathquake of 1868. During the month of October, the library will also have a small display about the 1868 earthquake in the display area on the second floor.


General Public

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