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Tom Maguire: An Irish Impresario in 19th Century San Francisco

November 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10

In partnership with Hinterland.

Glen Gendzel, San Jose State University historian, looks at the rollercoaster career of Tom Maguire, son of New York Irish pre-Famine immigrants. Maguire was an illiterate taxi driver when he joined the California Gold Rush. He then rose to the top of the theater business in boomtown San Francisco, making and losing several fortunes in the process, before (spoiler alert!) he eventually went bankrupt and fled back to New York.

Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$10
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.milibrary.org/events/tom-maguire-irish-impresario-19th-century-san-francisco-nov-10-2019

Venue

Mechanics’ Institute
3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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