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Authors Ron and Susan James share Virginia City tales Jan. 22 in Carson City


Authors Ron and Susan James will discuss their book, “A Short History of Virginia City,” Jan. 22 in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada writers Ron and Susan James bring stories from their latest book, “A Short History of Virginia City,” to an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St.

Engaging speakers and experts on the state’s heritage, the couple will share historic Nevada tales of mining and the Old West. Their book includes an illustrated walking tour describing more than 30 buildings and sites, including the Comstock National Historic District, now designated a National Historic Landmark.

The community was founded in 1859 and, over the years, became world-famous for gold, silver, Mark Twain and the television show “Bonanza.” The 1960s brought bohemian artists and psychedelic rock to the famous saloons along the town’s core, which still lives today as a home to residents and businesses, and is an attraction for tourists from around the world.

The presentation is part of the Frances Humphrey lecture series held at the museum on the fourth Thursday of the month. Doors open at 6 p.m. The program is free with regular museum admission, $8 adults, free for children ages 17 and younger. For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson at [email protected] or 775-687-4810, ext. 237.

Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.