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Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Department chief, addresses the crowd of 5,000 persons who attended the pre-dawn remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake at Lotta’s Fountain in San Francisco. The Fountain on Market Street in the city’s financial district was the meeting place for the city during the 1906 quake. The fountain was refurbished several years ago and has been the gathering spot for the commemoration. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Mayor Gavin Newsom prepares to help lay a wreath shortly after 5 a.m. at the base of Lotta’s Fountain to remember all who died during the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. (Robert Durell / LAT)
The gold-painted Lotta’s Fountain glistens in the pre-dawn light on the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake listen to speeches during an early ceremony honoring those who died. They are, left to right, Frances Duffy, 100; Olive Carroll, 101; Violet Lyman, 102; Herb Hamrol, 103; and Chrissie Martenstein, 109. Eleven survivors attended the ceremony. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Jill Horne of San Francisco who dressed herself as the Goddess of Liberty, a statue atop San Francisco that survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, listens to speeches during a pre-dawn remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the event. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Cynthia Washburn of Oakland, center, has a pre-dawn drink at Lefty O’Doul’s bar and restaurant in downtown San Francisco on the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Washburn and others observed the event while dressed in period costumes. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Herb Hamrol, 103, left ,and other survivors of the of the 1906 San Francisco ride in a 1931 Lincoln as they leave a pre-dawn ceremony honoring those who died. (Robert Durell / LAT)