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Earthquakes and Tires.

On this day in 1989, San Francisco suffered the deadliest earthquake since 1906. The quake struck at 5:04 pm, lasted  15 seconds and registered a 7.1 on the Richter scale. The quake was witnessed on live television by fans watching the World Series baseball game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Mike McNamara of San Francisco made this quilt titled, “Invite Us to Your Next Blowout!” in 2012 for the Quilt Alliance’s “Home Is Where the Quilt Is” contest. McNamara writes in this artist’s statement: “My dad had a tire company and he and my mom created a very fun home and lively life. To this day I love the smell of new tires.”

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.

Source:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-rocks-san-francisco


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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