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Virtual: They Came For The Gold, They Stayed For The Yachting--The Birth Of Racing On The S.F. Bay

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Date/Time:
Tue, October 13, 2020
04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location:
Zoom information provided upon registration., San Francisco CA 94115
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Registration Period:
08/15/2020-10/13/2020
Price:
This event is brought to you free of charge courtesy of The Stanford Women's Club of San Francisco.
Contact:
Kathy Trafton, '78, MA '80
650-245-8735

The Stanford Women's Club Of San Francisco is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of its founding this year. We're delighted to present "They Came For The Gold, They Stayed For The Yachting--The Birth Of Racing On The S.F. Bay".

The California Gold Rush attracted 300,000 fortune seekers from around the world—half sailed through the Golden Gate on square-riggers. These sea-hardened 49ers transformed a sleepy village of 200 into a brawling boomtown of 150,000. As gold nuggets rolled through the dance halls of San Francisco, some who “struck it rich” overnight began building, betting on, and racing boats that they couldn’t have afforded a few years earlier. Ron will recount the "wild west" origins of racing on San Francisco Bay. which focuses on the history of the early days of San Francisco.

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Virtual: They Came For The Gold, They Stayed For The Yachting--The Birth Of Racing On The S.F. Bay
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

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