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Ellen Browning Scripps 'speaks': Did we just interview La Jolla's most legendary historical figure?

Ellen Browning Scripps 'speaks': Did we just interview La Jolla's most legendary historical figure?

Almost everything La Jolla is today was partly the doing of one giant little lady. Regarding how important Ellen Browning Scripps remains to our community, there can be no skepticism.

Scripps, a former journalist for the Scripps papers, had enough wealth and compassion to found, bankroll or donate La Jolla’s most cherished institutions — including Scripps Park, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Scripps Clinic, Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Scripps, who shunned the limelight, was also the guiding force behind La Jolla institutions that don’t bear the family name, which she once complained was "one little vowel and six harsh...

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