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' I WAS THERE'

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The Valparaiso Earthquake, 1906
R. A. Blyth
Listeners are to hear the story of the Valparaiso earthquake told by a man who was an accountant in one of the big foreign banks there at the time. He had been four years in Valparaiso before the disaster happened. He will describe how he was sitting over coffee after dinner on the evening of August 16, 1906, when
. the first terrific shock came. Lights went out, the ceiling collapsed on the table, and the door jammed. After the second shock he forced the door open and was lucky enough to escape with his life. In this evening's exciting talk he will tell listeners how eight thousand people were killed that night and over twenty-five thousand injured.

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Unknown: R. A. Blyth






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