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The Spirit of 1906 - George W. Brooks

This book describes the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and one insurance companies payment of claims. I great story of a company whose stockholders do the right thing, pay out all non-fraudulent claims in full, and become a better and larger business. This is my 50th Project Guttenberg title.

Of related interest:
San Francisco During the Eventful Days of April, 1906 - James B. Stetson
Some Cities and San Francisco and Resurgum by Hubert Howe Bancroft
The City That Was by Will Irwin

Book Cover
Title Page and Forward
The Spirit of 1906
The Morning of April 18th
The Dominant Thought
Progress of the Fire
Getting Back to Work
First Meeting of the Board of Directors
Second Meeting of the Board of Directors
The "Dollar for Dollar" Resolution
Coming Back to San Francisco
Duties of the Secretary
Turning of the Tide
Special Meeting of Stockholders
The Final Supreme Effort

DOC file for Palm (Project Guttenberg Version)