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

April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

• 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 of the stories days on mining glory. Come hear about Hucksters and Bohos and Hippies, Oh My! As told by your friendly neighborhood preservation bureaucrat Bert Bedeau.

Bio: Presented by Michael A. “Bert” Bedeau who has served as the District Administrator for the Comstock Historic District Commission in Virginia City since 1999.  Previously he worked for the State Historic Preservation offices in Idaho and South Dakota.  He holds a BA in History from Occidental College and an MA in Historic Preservation Studies from Boston University.

To book the lecture please email Steven Saylor at steven@comstockfoundation.org

Comstock History Center Building


April 18, 2019
7:00 pm


Steven Saylor