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August 2018

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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$5

“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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$5

" 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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$5

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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