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We are pleased to continue our 2018 Lecture Series with the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture!

Thursday, October 4th lecture will be Cliff Jennings on:  “Mysteries of the Hale & Norcross Mine: Waste Trestles, Bins & Dumps”
A Story of Site Observations, Model Making and Comstock-V&T History

Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.

Lecture Description:
In its heyday, the Comstock’s major mines were visually dominant and architecturally striking. But when one attempts to make a scale model of one, questions emerge that drives one to research. Archival photos and drawings are crucial, and site investigations gives clarity. But once in a while, one ends up with a bigger stack of questions then at the start.

This is a story of one such mine, and the attempt to research and model it: The Hale & Norcross, ca. 1890. It is also a story of observations on the ground and from the air; over the Internet and via email. All will help in understanding the structure and making a model of them. And during the process, a story will emerge of a mysterious little shed whose remains still reside on an man-made hilltop in Virginia City, Nevada.

Lecturer Bio:

Cliff Jennings is a mechanical designer living in Maryland. Raised in California and about ten years ago, his interest returned to Comstock mining and the V&T Railroad. His hobby has become his passion with a mix of model railroading, V&T history and the research and modeling of Comtock mines in their prime.

Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $5 per person.

Come early and enjoy dinner before the lecture! We Serve dinner before the lecture at 5, 5:30, & 6 p.m.

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