107 years ago at 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18 1906, the San Andreas fault leveled much of San Francisco with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent fires. In the aftermath, the city's trademark humor and can-do spirit emerged in the refugee camps that sprouted in Golden Gate Park, spawning early versions of great S.F. traditions like: camping in the park, pop-up kitchens and renting out makeshift rooms for profit.

And some things never change: you still couldn't get a table on Valencia Street at the time.