Women, the City and the 1915 World's Fair
- Community & Culture
- California Historical Society, San Francisco CA
Join us for the evening, as local historian, author, and tour guide Lorri Ungaretti talks about her new book, Stories in the Sand, the first published history of the Sunset District. The book features in-depth profiles of people who witnessed the growth of the neighborhood, almost 200 archival photographs and other snapshots of this most western edge of San Francisco.
The Sunset District grew quickly from wild sand dunes to a completely developed neighborhood. Stories in the Sandcontains the little-known, colorful, and often surprising stories of people who embodied the pioneer spirit by moving into an area of San Francisco once considered uninhabitable, transforming it into a thriving neighborhood. For more information about the book, visit www.balangerobooks.com
"The history of San Francisco's Sunset District was as foggy as its weather before Ungaretti began digging in what was formerly known as the 'Great Sand Waste.' This is the definitive work on a great city's largest neighborhood."
Woody LaBounty, Co-founder, Western Neighborhoods Project
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