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Lynn Downey
Historian, archivist, dude ranch obsessive. Author of the forthcoming book “Arequipa Sanatorium” and the even more forthcoming “The Dude Ranch.”
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Lynn Downey Jul 19
Replying to @PeterMacNicol1
One of my favorite novels.
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Lynn Downey Jul 17
Historians: I'm trying to track down a quote I read a few years ago, which went something like this: "I wouldn't let California into the West even if it had a search warrant." Does this sound familiar, and does anyone know who the writer was? Thanks!
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Lynn Downey Jul 13
Replying to @NicholasFerroni
I was in 6th grade in Marin County, California, 1966. Miss Yee was from Hawaii and she taught our class how to play the ukulele.
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NB Biography 📚 Jul 10
Who today isn't familiar with Levi Strauss due to the 👖 that bear his name? In a new biography, LEVI STRAUSS (), cuts through decades of popular legends to give us a better understanding of the man behind the brand. She joins us↙️
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Lynn Downey Jul 10
Thanks, , I enjoyed our chat!
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Edward T. O'Donnell Jul 7
A historian’s firing sends a terrible message to African Americans
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Lynn Downey Jul 1
And here’s the beautiful cover of my book, “Arequipa Sanatorium,” out this fall from
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Lynn Downey Jul 1
Thrilled to see my new book on p. 21 of the fall catalog!
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Bob Hutton Jun 20
A few days ago was the 75th anniversary of the death of historian Marc Bloch at the hands of the nazis. In a word, Marc Bloch reminds us that the point of history was to have something to say about the present.
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Lynn Downey Jun 13
Replying to @sheardcat
It never paid to mess with medieval history in front of your aunt Kay! ❤️
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Lynn Downey May 17
Phoebe Apperson Hearst.
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Lynn Downey May 11
Henry wants me to read him some more from the “Frederick Douglass.” We’re both spellbound.
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T.J. Stiles May 7
My argument for why Congress must provide more money to the —running online now in and in print in Wednesday's (I believe) .
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T.J. Stiles Apr 28
It's splendid that 's book "Stony the Road" & film on are getting attention. Reconstruction freed *all* Americans. We are all indebted to black struggle for the 14th Amendment, which guarantees civil liberties as well as civil rights.
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Lynn Downey Apr 26
Replying to @keralovell
“Imperial San Francisco” by Gray Brechin.
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Stereoscopic History Apr 18
“Great destruction brought by earthquake and fire, showing Temple Emanuel, San Francisco. Cal.” In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, a disastrous struck the city of . The disaster claimed 1,000+ people and left approximately 250,000 homeless.
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Desert Caballeros Apr 17
Thanks to a grant, our cowboy poetry program has served 1,000 students spread over 3,000 square miles!
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Charles M. Schulz Museum Apr 15
💔 Here is a sketch of the drawn by Charles Schulz on a trip to Paris in 1978. Jean Schulz (2011): “We saw Notre Dame up close, inside and out, but Sparky chose this view from the apartment, which was on the left bank on Rue Maître Albert, for his drawing.”
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Lynn Downey Apr 11
Replying to @TJStiles_Author
I'm the former Levi Strauss & Co. Historian. Company records were destroyed in 1906 but NARA had an 1876 patent case with vital information about the invention of jeans which I used in my Levi biography, published in 2016. Thanks!
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