2021 Lecture/ Entertainment Series Continues! – Thursday, August 5th, Joe Curtis with “Mining and milling on the Comstock”
Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.
Lecture Description: It’s a presentation, not a lecture. We will review amazing photos of many of the 1800’s mining and milling structures that dotted the landscape of VC in the 1860s & 70s and discuss their owners, successes, demises and other interesting points interspersed with a healthy dosing of “Did Ja Knows” about the Comstock.
For instance….Did Ja Know: In 1865 a school teachers salary was $91.00 a month ($1,100 a year). (100 years later when I went in the Army in 1966… I got $98 a month or $1,176 a year. Ouch!)
Bio – Joe Curtis: Joe arrived from Carson City in 1958 with his parents who opened an historical museum in VC and thus Joe was steeped in the history of the Comstock. He began collecting old photos and old original source history materials as a teenager.
Joe is a purist in the history of the Comstock. Myths are fun and ok but need to be so identified. He has worked with Discover, National Geographic, History Channel and Smithsonian on Comstock history as well as a number of private documentaries and authors.
He served several years in the Army, retiring from Carson City Sheriff’s Dept. Joe operated the Mark Twain Bookstore for 22 years, has his own graphics and sign business and currently serve as the Director of Emergency Management for Storey County.
If it’s Comstock history, Joe is on it!
Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $10 per person.
Come early and enjoy dinner before the lecture! We Serve dinner before the lecture at 4:30, 5, & 5:30
Please fill out this reservation form to sign up for this interesting lecture: