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Stories in the Sand: San Francisco's Sunset District, 1847-1964

California Historical Society

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Stories in the Sand: San Francisco’s Sunset District, 1847 – 1964  

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Book Event with author Lorri Ungaretti

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

"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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California Historical Society
678 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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California Historical Society

Our mission is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.

The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.

The Gallery provides public access to the collection through changing exhibitions, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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