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Sarah Winchester and the 1906 Earthquake

San Jose Public Library

Through the years many myths and legends have grown up concerning Sarah Winchester and her "Mystery House." Among them are stories about Sarah Winchester and what happened to her and her house during and after the 1906 earthquake. Local historian and author Mary Jo Ignoffo will separate fact from fiction as she tells the story of Sarah Winchester and the 1906 earthquake.

Mary Jo Ignoffo is a historian specializing in California and local history. She has a particular interest in bringing historical topics to a broad public forum. She has authored six books, been curator for historical exhibits, given lectures and workshops, and published articles for newspapers and magazines. In 2000, her book "Gold Rush Politics" was chosen as the Sesquicentennial project of the California State Senate. She is currently writing a biography of Sarah Pardee Winchester. Ignoffo holds a Bachelor's Degree from Santa Clara University and a Master's Degree in history from San Jose State University.

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Thursday, March 2,2006 at 7:30 PM.


Program Room 550, Fifth Floor
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Josť, CA 95112


It's about the earthquake and Sarah Winchester.


General Public


Bob Johnson, (408) 808-2136

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