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Lynn Downey
Historian, archivist, dude ranch obsessive. Author of “Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” and the forthcoming “Arequipa Sanatorium.”
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Lynn Downey Mar 21
Lovely evening at Edge in Sonoma tonight, celebrating the new Stone Edge Farm Kitchen Larder Cookbook.
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Lynn Downey Mar 13
Very sad to report the passing of Bob Chandler: Western historian, Wells Fargo historian, friend, My Demented Colleague, and a mainstay of E Clampus Vitus, the historical drinking society.
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National Women's History Alliance Mar 13
These National Parks Wouldn’t Exist Without Women | From Joshua Tree to Great Sand Dunes, these 6 special places are protected today thanks to their female champions.
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Lynn Downey Mar 8
I honor the women of the Arequipa Tuberculosis Sanatorium today, which treated women exclusively: the society ladies who funded it, the women doctors and nurses, and the patients who worked to cure themselves.
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Lynn Downey Mar 2
For Women's History Month I introduce Dr. Charlotte Blake Brown (1846-1904). Founder of San Francisco's Children's Hospital, mentor to hundreds of women who yearned for a life in medicine.
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Lynn Downey Feb 28
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southpaw Feb 20
What’s the worst that could happen?
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Joshua D. Rothman Feb 20
Nope. Historians speak constantly to & with the public. Political/diplomatic/military history are vital subfields in the discipline & are taught routinely. This is a caricature of the historical profession. It's tired. It doesn't reflect reality.
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Lynn Downey Feb 19
Dear history lecturers on podcasts, in media, and in classrooms: you lose me when you end every other sentence with “...right?” or “...ok?” Show some confidence in your topic, people!
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Lynn Downey Feb 17
Replying to @Sarah_Stierch
Weirder than the shaking is hearing the house rattle before you feel the quake. But you’ll get used to it!
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Stephanie Joynes Feb 16
Give credit where credit (and payment) are due. “It was an oversight” is not acceptable. Historians fight back as TV raids their research treasures for its shows
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Lynn Downey Feb 16
Dave Smith was a titan in the world of archives, and the profession will be much the poorer without him.
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Mattie Feb 15
So sad to hear this news 😔
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Lynn Downey Feb 15
Replying to @JoeJohnsonIce
Henry the tuxedo cat is obsessed with plastic and will steal anything that isn’t nailed down. Here he is corrupting his brother Jesse.
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Lynn Downey Feb 14
Replying to @Sarah_Stierch
Be sure to try the Pisco Punch at the Comstock Saloon on Columbus Ave the next time you are in San Francisco!
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honor sachs Feb 11
Suddenly everybody's a fucking historian.
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Stephanie Thompson Feb 9
PSA: You can order cookies online now, in case you are against interacting with adorable little girls who are the future leaders and entrepreneurs of America
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Lynn Downey Feb 8
Got the cover design for my new book, coming in September from University of Oklahoma Press.
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Mr Darren Garrett Jan 30
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Lynn Downey Jan 27
Some writers use housecleaning as an excuse not to write. I use writing as an excuse not to clean my house.
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