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June 2018

Lecture Series: Neal Cobb – Travel Through Time

June 21 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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Travel Through Time                 Description: A visual presentation of Virginia City from the 1870’s through the 1940’s and beyond. A unique look inside the saloons and stores in the 30’s and 40’s, and buildings that are no longer with us. Photos of the boardwalk and surrounding hills as a setting for staging a pretty young model. The disastrous World Premier in Virginia City, of the 1940’s Warner Brothers movie, “Virginia City” staring Errol…

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July 2018

Lecture Series: Tuned Up and Twisted Cowboy Poetry at it’s Best – By Tony Argento

July 5 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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Tuned Up and Twisted Cowboy Poetry at it's Best   Tony calls his style o’ recitin’; ‘TUNED UP & TWISTED.” Once you see him perform, you’ll know why.“COWBOY POETRY” has been ‘round since the years followin’ the Civil War. It’s unique form continues to show the Cowboy an’ the American West is alive with stories o’ elevated humor, PATRIOTISM, serious an’ solemn verse.  It’s a GREAT source o’ entertainment for the entire family. Bio: Tony was introduced to “COWBOY POETRY”…

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Lecture Series: Anatomy of an Ingot – Paul Franklin

July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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Anatomy of an Ingot Follow an investigation of a mysterious ingot and the three mining engineers and assayers on a journey that takes you back to the early mining days of the West. Their careers, spanning the second half of the 19th century, intersected much of the early mining history in California and the territories of Arizona and Nevada in addition to meeting some of the important figures of the period. Bio: Paul Franklin has been an executive in the semiconductor…

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Lecture Series: Special Lecture – Most Intrepid Author’s Posse

July 26 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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"Most Intrepid Author’s Posse" Take a literary ride with the Most Intrepid Western Author’s Posse as they travel from across the west into Gold Hill on July 26 where they will speak at the Gold Hill Hotel. Stories told by the posse promise to transport readers back to the days of the wild frontier when times were rowdy and justice was swift.  The Posse will be discussing their books and the taming of the Wild West.  Their books will be…

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August 2018

Lecture Series: “What Happened to all the Old Buildings?” by Joe Curtis & Ron Gallagher

August 2 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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“What Happened to all the Old Buildings? Part 2 Lecture Description: This exciting lecture will give you a presentation of photos of the buildings and structures that were here on the Comstock up to the 1950's but gone now. Stories about them and what is in its place today. In it’s glory days the Comstock was a stunning city of mansions, stores, saloons, mills and mines. Presented by two local historians, Joe Curtis and Ron Gallagher. Bio: Joe Curtis Joe’s family moved…

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Special Lecture: The Sesquicentennial Cornerstone, St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church

August 9 @ 6:00 pm
St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, 111 E St
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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"The Sesquicentennial Cornerstone, St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church"       Description: On Thursday August 9th at 6pm the Comstock Foundation is hosting a Special Lecture and Tour of St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church. The church will officially celebrate the 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone which took place on August 18th 1868 for the first of the two brick churches built by Fr. Patrick Manogue in Virginia City. The event includes the lecture and a…

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Lecture Series: “The Virginia City-Austin Camel Freight Business of the 1860s” by Eric Moody

August 16 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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“The Virginia City-Austin Camel Freight Business of the 1860s” Just about everyone who’s been in Nevada for a while is aware that camels were used here in the nineteenth century as beasts of burden. Mostly they were seen in and around Virginia City and the other communities of the Comstock during the 1860s and 1870s. It’s also pretty well known that the 1875 state legislature passed a law prohibiting camels from the main streets of towns because they spooked horses.…

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September 2018

Lecture Series:” History of the Virginia City Gold Hill Water Company” by James Bonar

September 6 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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" History of the Virginia City Gold Hill Water Company" In the 1860's when the Comstock got it's start, water on the Comstock was as precious as gold. This lecture speaks to the early days and then the construction of the water system from Lake Marlette to Virginia City, still in use today. This visual presentation and educational lecture explores the history of Comstock water and the  development of this amazing gravity flow project. Bio: James Bonar, a Nevada resident…

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Lecture Series: “Gold and Money” by Corrado De Gasperis

September 20 @ 7:30 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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Description: Monetary policy is one of the most impactful, powerful regulatory tool that, when combined with destructive practices in the financial, banking, capital markets and money management industries, threatens the sustainability of capitalism and fundamentally the quality and manner of our lives.  Mr. DeGasperis will challenge the assumptions around these monetary practices, expose the implications of reckless and irresponsible fiscal policies, at all levels of government, and discuss gold and other alternative currencies (Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, etc.) role in the global…

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October 2018

Lecture Series: ” Mysteries of the Hale & Norcross Mine: Waste Trestles, Bins & Dumps”, by Cliff Jennings

October 4 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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Mysteries of the Hale & Norcross Mine: Waste Trestles, Bins & Dumps A Story of Site Observations, Model Making and Comstock-V&T History In its heyday, the Comstocks major mines were visually dominant and architecturally striking. But when one attempts to make a scale model of one, questions emerge that drives one to research. Archival photos and drawings are crucial, and site investigations gives clarity. But once in a while, one ends up with a bigger stack of questions then at…

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