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    1906 San Francisco Temporary Telephone Directory Issued in the Aftermath of the Earthquake and Fire. 5.75" x 8.5". Forty-eight pages, printed wraps. This important directory was issued slightly less than a month after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fires that destroyed or damaged much of San Francisco. The directory is remarkable on many levels, not least of which is Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Company's ability to rebuild much of its infrastructure and restore service in a remarkably short period of time. A section in the back of the directory lists the names of customers who have ordered service but were not yet connected. A note to subscribers at the front gives a brief overview of the extent of the damage to company lines as a result of the disaster and their plans for reestablishing service, ending with "We ask your co-operation and toleration with us during this period that we may all work together in the up-building of the greater and more prosperous San Francisco of the future." The covers have scattered areas of foxing and soiling, and there is a small adhesive tape repair at the base of the spine, otherwise the directory is in very good condition.

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