Outside Lands Podcast Episode 74: Mysterious Lake Merced Earthquake of 1852

The night in 1852 when an alleged earthquake caused Lake Merced to break its way into the Pacific Ocean and drop thirty feet overnight. Plus, the 1878 gold rush at the lake.
Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast - Jun 5, 2014

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 74: Mysterious Lake Merced Earthquake of 1852 Outside Lands Podcast Episode 74: Mysterious Lake Merced Earthquake of 1852

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