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The Enrichment Academy Speaker Series – Kathryn Smith
The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre
Join author and speaker Kathryn Smith in the story of an adventurous and intriguing 20th century woman, Gertrude Sanford Legendre. Henry Shelton Sanford, Legendre’s maternal grandfather founded the city of Sanford, Florida, but her wealth came from her father’s carpet manufacturing business. A life of gilded age privilege, Gertie experienced many opportunities traveling the globe as a big game hunter. During WWII, she worked for the OSS (spy agency), captured by the Nazis in 1944 escaping over the Swiss border shortly before Germany’s surrender. Legendre lived an extraordinary life from 1902-2000, celebrating her 96th birthday in Morocco.