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Firehouse Talks: Robin Chapman Presents Historic Bay Area Visionaries
February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 members & affiliates / $10 general public
Robin Chapman, longtime journalist and native of Los Altos, has written a new book Historic Bay Area Visionaries that tells the story of this region’s history through the eyes of six people:
- Ohlone Lope Inigo found a way to protect his family in troubled times on the shores of San Francisco Bay;
- Pioneer Juana Briones made a fortune from her rancho yet took the time to care for those in need;
- Innovator Thomas Foon Chew discovered a climate for success, in spite of the obstacles;
- Around the region that became Silicon Valley, filmmaker Charlie Chaplin found inspiration;
- Poet Robert Louis Stevenson uncovered adventure; and
- Sarah Winchester built a house that would intrigue people long after she was gone.