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This site provides a directory for all things Dragonwings Want to know more about abacuses?
Complete with a timeline, eyewitness accounts, and the mayor's "shoot to kill" proclamation.
A site with overview information on the earthquake and fires, plus an image gallery, and a list of interesting facts.
Check out the Smithsonian Museum's virtual gallery of the Wright brothers' early gliders.
The San Francisco Museum provides eyewitness accounts of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
These real newspaper announcements from 1909 are pretty awesome if you want to learn about the actual man who's flight was the inspiration for Dragonwings.
The NY Times provides a copy of their 1909 article on Fun Joe Guey.
The manuscript of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.
Some old footage of San Francisco's China town in 1900.
What got Laurence Yep into writing, you ask? What does his voice sound like? Find out here!
Some amazing old footage provides a video tour of San Francisco comparing the city in 1905 to the city in 1906, following the earthquake.
A slideshow of images from the Library of Congress showing children in Chinatown between 1850 and 1925.
So that's what Yep means by bottom wing…
A photo from the Berkeley Repertory Theater's adaptation of Dragonwings. Check out that Dragon King!
A photo of Laurence Yep
A 19th century cartoon of Uncle Sam kicking a Chinese immigrant out of the US.