A Splendid Secret: George Owen Knapp


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George Owen Knapp was one of the wealthiest and most influential men of his era. He also led a fascinating private life. He lived grandly, found time to travel abroad and loved building homes and roads where many said he shouldn?t or couldn?t. While visiting Del Norte County, he noticed the community?s need for a more suitable hospital and diligently worked to see that one was constructed. The Knapp Hospital, renamed Seaside Hospital served this community for almost 60 years, thanks to the generous nature of this incredible man, a philanthropist in every sense of the word. This hardcover book is full of photos and stories of George Owen Knapp, his life and his accomplishments.


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