Date: 11-14-13
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center. 1477 Us Highway 395 N, #B. Gardnerville, NV (Douglas)
Description: Our November lecture speakers will be Karen and Rick Dustman.  Their topic is Silver Mountain City.  Today just a ghost of a ghost town, Silver Mountain once was home to thousands of eager silver miners. But until recently, much of Silver Mountain’s history remained an undiscovered treasure. Local historians Karen and Rick Dustman were captivated by the magic Silver Mountain City over a decade ago. Silver Mountain was the reason Alpine County itself was formed. But when we first began researching, there was very little written about this special mining settlement,€ notes Karen. We began to pore through the old newspapers, and it was as if an entire town sprang to life. Following years of careful research, the Dustmans published a history of this Comstock-era mining boomtown in their book, Silver Mountain City: Ghost of the Sierra.  The Dustmans conduct free walking tours of the site every fall, and enjoy sharing tales of this long-lost mining town with audiences in California and Nevada. The lecture will start at 7 pm at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Admission is $3.00 and is free to members of the Historical Society.

Phone Number: 775-782-2555