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The Salinas Upside-Down River Manuscript
ARC 533  
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Original typed manuscript of The Salinas : upside-down river, by Anne B. Fisher, published by Farrar & Rinehart.
Anne B. Fisher was born Evelyn Anne Benson on February 1, 1898, in Denver, Colorado. She attended the University of Denver and the University of Colorado Medical School, and trained a a nurse. After graduation in 1918, she worked as a field bacteriologist for the U.S. Bureau of Animal Industry and established a clinical laboratory in Salinas in 1920. During this period she published medical papers. In 1922 she married Walter Kendrick Fisher, the director of the Hopkins Marine Laboratory in Pacific Grove, and took up residence in that town. She became active in local civic and academic clubs. Her first book, Look What Brains Can Do! (1932), was written as a satire on students and research, picked up from talk among her husband and his colleagues. Her subsequent boooks include: Live With a Man and Love It (1937); Brides Are Like New Shores (1938); Cathedral in the Sun (1940); set in the Monterey area in the nineteenth century, it initiated her written interest in Monterey County history; The Salinas . . (1945); No More a Stranger (1946), about Robert Louis Stevenson's three month stay in Monterey in 1879; and Oh Glittering Promise (1949), a novel of the California Gold Rush. Following the death of her husband in 1953, Mrs. Fisher moved to Saratoga, Calif. and then to a retirement home in Medford, Oregon, where she was working on a book about the Zuni Indian fire jumpers at the time of her death.
296p: typescript; 21cm.
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