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San Francisco's Golden Fire Hydrant
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member St.Brendan
N 37° 45.480 W 122° 25.680
10S E 550384 N 4179119
Quick Description: In April 1906, this Hydrant was considered Magical
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2005 8:26:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM2JK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member mtn-man
Views: 81

Long Description:

In April 1906, this Hydrant was considered Magical

After the Earthquake in 1906, San Francisco burned for several days. The earthquake ruined much of the city's water system and many fire hydrants had no water. This Fire Hydrant had water and through heroic efforts of San Francisco’s Fire Department and Volunteers, the fire was stopped from moving south of this point. April 18 of every year, The Golden Hydrant receives a fresh coat of paint.

Please visit and think of that time Nearly One Hundred Years ago and add your own picture.

Note: San Francisco refurbishes many old fire hydrants and as a result has a 3" hose fitting while many surrounding cities have 2.5" hose fittings.

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