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A Life of Drudgery or Shame (Option 1)
March 4
On campus

A Life of Drudgery or Shame (Option 1)


With Lynette Mullen, Historian

Learn the history of prostitution in Eureka’s “Lower District” in the early 1900s, the madams and inmates who worked there, the hardships they faced and those who truly profited from the world’s oldest profession. This class is also being offered online.

Sat., March 4 • 2-3:50 p.m.

On campus
See online option of this class in May

$30 • Class #: 23993

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Lynette Mullen

Lynette Mullen

Lynette Mullen is an independent project manager and local historian. Her accidental discovery of historic documents, which described the brutal murder of a young mother in the presence of her children in Arcata in 1862, fostered an obsession with the settlement period in Northern California. Her research has since expanded and has been shared in articles, presentations, a TedX talk and multiple OLLI courses.