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Thursday, Aug 19th with Patty Cafferata “History of Capital Punishment Nevada Style

We are pleased to continue the 2021 Lecture Series!

Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.

Description:  Cafferata’s presentation is not about the pros and cons of imposing the death penalty for convicted murders. Rather the talk is on the history of capital punishment in Nevada.  Since 1860, before statehood, the state has used four different methods of execution. The Nevada legislature authorized these methods of execution. They are: by hanging, firing squad, dispersal of poisonous gas and injection of lethal drugs. The presentation covers each method used and describes some of the most notorious murders.

Bio: Author, historian, and attorney, Patty Cafferata is a life-long resident of Reno, Nevada. Her background includes a diverse career in the law and politics. The first political office she served in was the Nevada Assembly. In 1982, when she was elected Nevada State Treasurer, she became the first woman elected to any constitutional office in the state. Cafferata has also served as district attorney of Lincoln, Lander and Esmeralda counties at different times.

Cafferata wrote and published nine books on Nevada history, including the University of Nevada Press’ book Christmas in Nevada, a history of how Nevadans have and continue to celebrate the holiday. And, she co-authored her mother’s memoirs, Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress and Back Again, also published by the University of Nevada Press.

Cafferata and her late husband, H. Treat Cafferata, M.D, have three children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

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

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