We are pleased to continue our 2018 Lecture Series with the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture!
Thursday, November 1st lecture will be Fred Holabird on: “The Life & Times of George Hearst / Comstock Miner”
Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.
George Hearst of Comstock fame was raised in a log cabin on his family’s farm in rural Missouri.
He headed to California in 1850 for the gold rush. In the summer of 1859, Hearst learned of the wonderful silver assays of the “blue stuff” on what was to become the Comstock Lode. Hearst hurried over to the Comstock where he arranged to buy a one-sixth interest in the Ophir Mine. That winter, Hearst and his partners managed to mine 38 tons of high-grade silver ore, packed it across the Sierra on muleback, had it smelted in San Francisco, and made $91,000 profit, or roughly $2,500,000 in 2016 dollars.
Our guest lecturer , Fred Holabird is well know Nationally as a historian and antiquities specialist.
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.
Please fill out this reservation form to sign up for this exciting lecture: