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Levi Strauss, the Gold Rush, and the World’s Most Famous Pair of Pants

Join German Historian Anette Isaacs on a captivating journey through the days of the Gold Rush to learn about Levi Strauss, a Bavarian Jew whose ingenious business sense and German ingenuity made the blue jeans world-famous.

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Levi Strauss, the Gold Rush, and the World’s Most Famous Pair of Pants
Levi Strauss, the Gold Rush, and the World’s Most Famous Pair of Pants

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Apr 14, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

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About the Event

Everybody loves them, everybody wears  them: Jeans are no doubt an iconic garment and they tell the legendary  story of the American West. But did you know that they were made world  famous by an adventurous Bavarian Jew who combined his marvelous  business sense with German ingenuity? Join German Historian Anette Isaacs for a fascinating journey into the days of the Gold Rush and learn about Levi Strauss and his amazing life!

German born and raised  Anette Isaacs, MA is a Historian and Public Educator who has been  presenting hundreds of programs on more than 40 different topics (all  pertaining to her native country's history, politics, and culture) all  over the United States.  She holds Master's Degrees in American Studies,  Political Science, and History and is currently serving as the Director  of OLLI at FIU (Florida International University) in Miami FL.

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