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Lecture Series: Neal Cobb – Travel Through Time

June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm


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 Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott and Humphrey Bogart  and how they weren’t all that welcome in VC.

Also the October 31st 1945 running of the Lions Club V&T train. 1946 festivals with the greased pole and drilling contest along with an artist’s competition painting Piper’s Opera House and a large audience with fun expressions watching intently.

Speakers Bio:
Neal Cobb was born in Reno in 1939. As an adult worked in the family business Modern Photo. Worked at KNEV-FM 95.5, Dec 25 1953 – 1980 which was Nevada’s first “Successful” FM station.

Neal served four years with the U.S. Navy as Radioman, later as a craps dealer at Harolds Club, eight years on Board of Adjustment Washoe County, eight years Washoe County Planning Commission, eleven years City of Reno Historical Resources Commission, and recognized author of two books “Reno Now and Then”, books 1 and II, and as an integral part of the Nevada Historical Society since 1988.

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