Wild and Wacky Tales From the 1906 Quake

From LiveScience.com:

Big disasters produce amazing stories of struggle and survival that are usually more interesting, but oftentimes exaggerated.

True to form, the great San Francisco earthquake of April 18,1906 churned out its fair share of extraordinary behind-the-scenes vignettes, many of which have since been relegated to the file cabinet of other tall (and false) tales.

We’ve weeded out a few of the most interesting to emerge from the rubble, all of which historians claim are more than just hearsay:

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