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Unusual Sierra Nevada stories come to life


sierrastoriesbookcover-72-dpi_web-194x300-3049697-1110580Sierra 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.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.




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