We’ve all heard the story of the golden fire hydrant in the Mission, the one credited with saving much of of the city from fires resulting from the 1906 earthquake.

A big component of the 1906 earthquake anniversary celebrations is a ceremonial repainting of the hydrant by survivors of that long-ago quake. Appeal videographer Cassidy Friedman was on hand Saturday not just to capture the moment, but to separate the facts from the myth of the Little Giant. — Eve Batey

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