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Lecture Series Continues – Thursday, April 18th with David & Gayle Woodruff’s Historic Lecture & Slideshow – “The Big Bang” – with many rare photos!

We are pleased to continue the 2024 Lecture Series at the Historic Gold Hill Hotel!

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

Local authors and historians David & Gayle Woodruff present a 55 minute history slide show-“The Big Bang“.  Using extensive research and eyewitness accounts, local authors and historians David & Gayle Woodruff recount the incredible, true and bizarre story of a calculating and disgruntled gambler and his attempt to extort three million dollars from the historic Harvey’s Casino at Lake Tahoe, in August of 1980. The 55-minute slide show features dozens of historic and seldom seen images.

Bio:  David & Gayle Woodruff are the authors of several books on Eastern Sierra history and are also Chautauqua/living history performers.

For the past 18 months, they have presented one of their history programs every weekend at Wylder Resort Hope Valley (formerly Sorenson’s Resort) about 20 minutes south of Lake Tahoe. They also give history presentations for museums, historical societies, social groups, and an assortment of other organizations. In addition to their weekly programs, the Woodruff’s have given dozens of history programs for other groups including the Tallac Historic Site-Valhalla, the Tahoe Lakefront Owners Association, Lake Tahoe Historical Society, California State Parks-Donner Memorial, Death Valley National Park and many more (and Artown this July!). David and Gayle have drawn as many as 200+ people to their programs. Together they have been giving history presentations for over 25-years.

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 p.m.

Please call or text 775-847-0111 or fill out this reservation form to sign up for this interesting lecture:

Email Address:
Number of people in your party?
Dinner and Lecture or Lecture Only? Dinner and Lecture
Lecture Only
What is the time you would like to dine with us? 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

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