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Author Of The Month For June: Dr. Sandra E. Bonura


  • WHEN Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • WHERE SDPL Virtual Branch
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

NOTE: Registration for this event will close on June 12, 2021 @ 2 p.m.

Join us for a colorful slide show of the pioneering legacy of John Spreckles with historian and native San Diegan, Dr. Sandra Bonura.

In her newly released biography, Bonura discusses the decisive and sweeping moves that led Spreckles to control the majority of all industry in San Diego - at the top of the 20th century, 1 in 15 San Diegans worked for him! To the charge that San Diego’s troubles were derived from the city being a “one-man town,” he responded, “If being a one-man town is bad for the town, take it from me, it’s hell for the ‘one man'!” Even today, you can find the Spreckles name on buildings and landmarks throughout the County of San Diego and beyond.

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Author of the Month is a project of the Friends of Central Library and is held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Help the Friends to support the Library and become a member.

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