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February 2, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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First Wednesday with Lynn Downey

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

As San Francisco recovered from the devastating earthquake and fire of 1906, dust and ash filled the city's stuffy factories, stores, and classrooms. Dr. Philip King Brown noticed rising tuberculosis rates among the women who worked there, and he knew there were few places where they could receive affordable treatment. In 1911, with the help of wealthy society women and his wife, Helen, Brown opened the Arequipa Sanatorium in Fairfax. Join us for an evening with author Lynn Downey as she brings to life this little-known slice of Marin County history. In her illustrated talk Downey will share research for her book about the sanatorium, including archival records and interviews with her own grandmother and other former patients. 

This event is a collaboration with the Mill Valley Historical Society.

The event will be held on Zoom.

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