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“The Fremont Cannon Myth or Tale”, Jim Bonar

October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm


Description: Most who have lived in Nevada have heard of the Fremont Cannon. Did you know it was lost? You will hear the lively story of Lieutenant John C. Fremont’s trip to California, in 1844, through Nevada and the historical importance of the Fremont Cannon to Nevada. Is the State University’s cannon the real thing? What about the cannon in the State museum, is it the real thing? Many I will try to answer some of these, but many questions are still unanswered.

Bio: Jim is a locally retired High School teacher, ending his teaching career as a Mathematics teacher at Sparks high school. He became interested in roads as a young child in Green River Wyoming while watching the traffic passing through town, on Highway 30. Jim is Director, and past president of the Nevada chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association. This encouraged him to study and research many western events. He is a member of many of our local and state historical societies, so in his retirement activities he gives presentations of Western historical topics involving emigrant trails, western history and early roads to many local groups.

Lecture starts at 7 pm; Doors open at 6:30 pm – Purchase tickets HERE

Cash bar upstairs

Due to current restrictions, the maximum capacity is 250 individuals for this event. Masks must be worn at all times. We appreciate your cooperation so that we can continue to have these small events!



October 14, 2021
7:00 pm


Steven Saylor