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    :: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 ::

    S.F. earthquake shacks stand test of time - By LISA LEFF, AP, Monterey County Herald
    Between September 1906 and the summer of 1907, the government-funded cottages stood in rows at refugee camps set up in city parks, replacing tents as winter approached. Union carpenters built them for $100 to $741 each and painted them green to match their surroundings. Without kitchens or bathrooms and coming in three modest sizes -- 10 by 14, 14 by 18 and 18 by 24 -- they were rented to families for $2-$6 a month.
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