Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Mineral County Museum. 400 Tenth Street. Hawthorne, NV (Mineral)
Description: The Mineral County Museum is pleased to participate in Nevada’s Sesquicentennial commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Nevada’s Statehood. In keeping with various activities being held around the State, on May 31st the Museum will hold an Open House for the exhibit on the Surveys of the California-Nevada State Boundary. Long disputed over many years, the boundary between the two states first became an issue with the establishment of the booming mining camp of Aurora, claimed by both California and the Territory of Nevada. Guest speaker at the open house will be surveyor John Wilusz, will give a presentation discussing the history of the various state line surveys. Author of The Colorful History of the California/Nevada State Boundary, which appeared in Professional Surveyor magazine in 2002, Mr. Wilusz is a professional land surveyor with a long-standing interest in California history. He works for the California Department of Water Resources in Sacramento, California. The exhibit displays will include old maps depicting how Aurora was shown in California and then in Nevada. The story of the efforts by both entities and the surveyors who assisted in the determination of the true line is briefly described in the exhibit. The event is open to the public and will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Mr. Wilusz’s presentation is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be on hand. For more information about this exhibit or open house please call 775-945-5142.
Surveys of the California-Nevada Boundary Exhibit Open House