Chaos in 1906-this is incredible!
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Started by metmike - April 21, 2022, 6:53 p.m.

Most of us take all the wonderful things in our world of 2022 for granted and sometimes, we wish things were much simpler, like they used to be 100+ year ago.

After you watch this video, you'll appreciate the fact that traffic life in the streets of some of our major cities back then had loads of CHAOS!!!

This is  a video of downtown San Francisco in 1906(4 days before the big earthquake). The chaos is  mind boggling to imagine compared to today!!!!! I had to watch the entire thing, then go back and watch parts of it a 2nd time.

There must be a hundred examples of what would be called reckless/careless driving incidents today(but its just normal for them) and dozens of close calls to accidents in just over 10 minutes.

A Trip Down Market Street 1906 With Street Sounds

By metmike - April 21, 2022, 7 p.m.
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I found this, in a story that explained the history of the LA Dodgers baseball team.

The Grim Reality of the “Trolley Dodgers”

A History and Etymology of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Nickname

By metmike - April 22, 2022, 12:46 a.m.
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Several years previous to this, the biggest problem in the big cities was where to put all the horse crap!

The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894

The Big Crapple: NYC Transit Pollution from Horse Manure to Horseless Carriages

The New York Horse Manure Crisis

New York City was a crowded mess: no one could figure out what to do with all the horse manure, urine, and rotting horse carcasses on the streets spreading disease. New York had over 100,000 horses producing over 2.5 million pounds of manure every day. Fossil fuel powered trains, electric streetcars and internal combustion vehicles were seen as the clean-energy alternative.

By 7475 - April 22, 2022, 7:46 a.m.
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Didnt realize the camcorder dated that far back

By metmike - April 22, 2022, 1:19 p.m.
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John, I believe they dubbed in the sounds later, sort of like they did/do with the laughter on tv shows when there was no audience.

Here's an updated version:

San Francisco 1906 (New Version) in Color [60fps, Remastered] w/added sound

By metmike - April 22, 2022, 1:25 p.m.
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This is the one to listen to.

The famous 1906 Trip Down Market Street film by the Miles Brothers has been posted on YouTube hundreds of times, but this is the first version with both sound effects and a full narration that explains what you're seeing and its historic significance. The narration is by San Francisco historian Rick Laubscher, who was featured in the 2010 "60 Minutes" segment on the film. Laubscher is president of Market Street Railway, the nonprofit advocacy group that supports San Francisco's priceless cable cars and historic streetcars. More details on this organization can be found at

Trip Down Market Street 1906, With Narration and Sound Effects

By metmike - April 22, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
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Historic Film: Market Street 1906-60 minutes

By metmike - April 22, 2022, 1:42 p.m.
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The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Rare footage of San Francisco after 1906 earthquake shown in Fremont

This one below is the most vivid/powerful:

Scenes of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Footage

By metmike - April 22, 2022, 3:14 p.m.
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One of my brothers, sent me this video. He didn't shoot it but has been there a couple of times and says this is exactly how it was/is:


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