s skippy the bush kangaroo: june 29, 1925. santa barbara. 6.3

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

june 29, 1925. santa barbara. 6.3

the main shock at 6:42 a.m., estimated to have lasted only ten or twelve seconds, was followed by four large aftershocks, of six to eight seconds duration over the next twenty minutes. continuing temblors, measuring into the hundreds but diminishing in force, unsettled the citizenry for months to come.

during those first terrifying seconds many landmarks vanished forever. thirteen souls went to meet their maker. for santa barbara an era that had started with the arrival of fremont in 1846 had come to a cataclysmic close.

considering that the city had a population of over 25,000 on that catastrophic june morning, the death total, thirteen, was miraculously small. reconstruction began at onceā€¦ santa barbara would emerge from ruin as a city reborn -  - walter thomkins

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