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March 2019

Lecture Series: “What Happened to all the Old Buildings?” Part 3

March 7 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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$5

What Happened to all the Old Buildings? Part 3   Lecture Description: Back by popular demand.This exciting lecture will give you a presentation of photos of the buildings and structures that were here on the Comstock from the 1860’s 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. A presentation of photos will be presented – many…

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A Benefit for The Comstock Foundation – Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters

March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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Exploring History One Spirit at a Time Description: What better place to explore for Spirits than the oldest hotel in Nevada, the Gold Hill Hotel, established in 1861. You will explore together in small groups, various sites in and around the Gold Hill Hotel, with several Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters guiding you along. The Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters seek to understand paranormal events, through investigations, using all tools at our disposal with a scientific approach. About: Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters…

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Lecture Series: “Calamity Jane”, Kim Harris

March 21 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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"Calamity Jane", Kim Harris   Lecture Description: Kim Copel-Harris provides another stunning Chautauqua for your pleasure as Calamity Jane. Perhaps no woman embodies the spirit of the Western expansion more than Martha Canary better known as “Calamity Jane”.  She challenged society’s standards of behavior for women, and at the same time was admired for her generosity, honesty and lack of pretentiousness.  Calamity Jane could drive a team of mules as well as any man.  Her bullwhacking skills were invaluable to…

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A Benefit for The Comstock Foundation – Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters

March 28 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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Exploring History One Spirit at a Time Description: What better place to explore for Spirits than the oldest hotel in Nevada, the Gold Hill Hotel, established in 1861. You will explore together in small groups, various sites in and around the Gold Hill Hotel, with several Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters guiding you along. The Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters seek to understand paranormal events, through investigations, using all tools at our disposal with a scientific approach. About: Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters…

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April 2019

Lecture Series: “Jim’s Hollywood Movies and Trains”, Jim Clark

April 4 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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$5

“Jim’s Hollywood Movies and Trains”, Jim Clark   Lecture Description: He’s back with more movies and insights. Jim Clark is a veteran of over 250 major movies over the many decades. As an engineer, train coordinator and actor, he's been killed in movies more times than he can count. Jim will give another lecture of trains in the movies that he’s worked on. He'll explain the technical aspects and the challenges of working with Hollywood studios. His association with some…

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Lecture Series: “Hucksters and Bohos and Hippies, Oh My!”, Michael A. “Bert” Bedeau

April 18 @ 7:00 pm
Comstock History Center, 20 North E Street
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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• Please note the location of this lecture is at the Comstock History Center.   "Hucksters and Bohos and Hippies, Oh My!" Description: Most people are familiar with the 19th century story of the Comstock--silver strikes, miners, Mark Twain, John Mackey, bonanza and borracsa! But there is more to the story. How did a dying mining town of a few hundred souls change into the tourist mecca that we know today? The tale is as fascinating as was any told…

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May 2019

Lecture Series: “THE STRYCHNINE BANJO”, CW Bayer

May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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THE STRYCHNINE BANJO Most Famous Mining song composed in Virginia City 1868 Description: An entertaining talk about entertainment! Mark Twain compared the effect of the banjo to the effect of strychnine whiskey. CW Bayer will present, THE STRYCHNINE BANJO, Charley Rhoades, Jake Wallace and “The Days of ’49”—a slide show and discussion. On an historical minstrel banjo, CW will play the most famous mining song of the 19th century, composed in Virginia City during 1868. Bio: CW Bayer has authored several…

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Lecture Series: “Harold’s Club” Nevada’s Oldest Casino Remembered”, Neal Cobb

May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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“Harold’s Club” Nevada’s Oldest Casino Remembered Description: To a fast-buck carnival man like Raymond I. (Pappy) Smith, it was like the ring of a silver dollar when Nevada legalized gambling back in the 1930s. He didn't know much about casino games, but he figured he couldn't go wrong by sending his sons to Reno to set up shop with a couple of nickel slot machines and a penny roulette game. Even in the midst of the Great Depression, the pioneer…

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June 2019

Lecture Series: “One Gold Rush Immigrant’s Trail to Comstock Silver”, Paul Franklin

June 6 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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"One Gold Rush Immigrant's Trail to Comstock Silver"     Description: Harvey Harris a Danish immigrant came to the United States in 1840. Heading west he worked at the New Orleans Mint and like many heard the siren of California Gold beckoning. By way of Central America, he arrived at San Francisco just in time for the opening of the West’s first Mint. Quickly realizing that the mint was not responding to the business demanded by the California Gold Rush,…

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A Benefit for The Comstock Foundation – Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters

June 13 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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Exploring History One Spirit at a Time Description: What better place to explore for Spirits than the oldest hotel in Nevada, the Gold Hill Hotel, established in 1861. You will explore together in small groups, various sites in and around the Gold Hill Hotel, with several Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters guiding you along. The Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters seek to understand paranormal events, through investigations, using all tools at our disposal with a scientific approach. About: Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters…

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