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Unusual Sierra Nevada stories come to life

By Miriam Hodgman

SierraStoriesBookCover---72-dpi_webSierra College historian and Sierra Nevada native Gary Noy presents an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, August 6, with a special focus on events and personalities related to the Reno-Lake Tahoe-Western Nevada area.

The presentation is based upon material from Noy’s book, Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues (Heyday and Sierra College Press, 2014), which will be available for sale and signing.

Among the stories, Noy will recount the tales of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Wagon Party, Alice Huyler Ramsey, the “Incline” at Lake Tahoe, the Snowshed Highway and the State Line Country Club.

The event is Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, in Reno.

Learn more at www.sundancebookstore.com.

This event is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with support from the Nightingale Family Foundation.

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