Last lecture of the year! – Thursday, November 21st with Mark Stern’s “Beyond the Tunnel” A book presentation & lecture about Adolph Sutro
We are pleased to continue the 2019 Lecture Series with the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture!
Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.
Adolph Sutro was famous for three things: the tunnel under the Comstock Silver Mines which bore his name; his dominance over the real property in San Francisco where he owned one twelfth of the city’s real estate; and his election as Mayor of that city. Earlier biographical treatments of Sutro concentrated upon construction of the tunnel and devoted little space to his other accomplishments. This book emphasizes the years after he had left the tunnel project and tells the story of a great entrepreneur in real estate, entertainment and community leadership against dedicated enemies.
Bio: Mark Abbott Stern is a mechanical engineer (Purdue University, 1951) who spent 38 years in the aerospace business before writing his first book – also a biography – about David Franks, a merchant in Philadelphia during the 1700’s who supplied meals and other materials to the British Army from the French & Indian War through the Colonial period and the Revolutionary War. Since retiring from aerospace, Stern spends a portion of each week servicing pianos in the workshop of a prominent re-builder. When he can find the time, he enjoys playing tennis.
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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