History Talk: Legendary Locals of the Sunset & Richmond | SF
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Sunset Branch Library | 1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Sunset historian Lorri Ungaretti will introduce her new book, Legendary Locals of the Richmond, Sunset, and Golden Gate Park.
In a cross between a book reading and a visual presentation, Ungaretti will highlight interesting stories and photos of the famous, infamous, and unsung heroes of these areas.
While San Francisco was thriving in the 1800s, the areas that are now the Richmond District, the Sunset District, and Golden Gate Park were primarily made up of sand dunes and considered uninhabitable. This book introduces readers to some of the advocates, educators, performers, builders, and others who contributed to the growth of these areas and to the city of San Francisco. Featured notables include William Hammond Hall and John McLaren, major forces in Golden Gate Park; well-known personalities like actress Barbara Eden, musician Vince Guaraldi, and photographer Ansel Adams; Amy Meyer and Philip Burton, who helped create the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; journalists Sarah Bacon and Paul Kozakiewicz, who write about neighborhoods in western San Francisco; William Gee, who founded On-Lok, a resource for the elderly; and many more famous and unsung heroes.
Lorri Ungaretti, a native San Franciscan, gives historical presentations and leads walking tours of neighborhoods in the western side of the city. She has written three other books for Arcadia Publishing—Images of America: San Francisco’s Sunset District, Images of America: San Francisco’s Richmond District, and Then & Now: San Francisco’s Sunset District—as well as Stories in the Sand: San Francisco’s Sunset District, 1847–1964 (Balangero Books, 2012).
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