A new book by Elisa Jordan telling the stories of Agnes Richards life leading to her creation of Rockhaven and people connected to Rockhaven.

Rockhaven Sanitarium: The Legacy of Agnes Richards

  • For decades, the mild climate of the Crescenta Valley served as a haven for those seeking mental health rest and relief from lung ailments. In 1923, registered nurse Agnes Richards decided it was the perfect place to open a sanitarium, one that would set itself apart from the rest. Rockhaven Sanitarium catered to female residents only and, with few exceptions, exclusively employed women.

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