Rockhaven Sanitarium: The Legacy of Agnes Richards (Paperback)

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Rockhaven Sanitarium: The Legacy of Agnes Richards (Paperback)

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For decades, the mild climate of the Crescenta Valley served as a haven for those seeking mental health rest and relief from lung ailments. In 1923, registered nurse Agnes Richards decided it was the perfect place to open a sanitarium, one that would set itself apart from the rest. Rockhaven Sanitarium catered to female residents only and, with few exceptions, exclusively employed women. It was a progressive treatment center that prided itself on treating residents with dignity and respect. The center's high ideals and proximity to early Hollywood attracted residents like Billie Burke; Marilyn Monroe's mother, Gladys; and Clark Gable's first wife, Josephine Dillon. Join author Elisa Jordan as she explores Rockhaven's illustrious past.

Product Details ISBN: 9781467138796
ISBN-10: 1467138797
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2018
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Landmarks