DATE: August 12, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2005-57
SUMMER TALK SERIES CONCLUDES
The Summer 2005 History in the Park - Stories from the West talks ends with a presentation about the early history of the Forest Service on Tuesday, August 23rd, 7:00 p.m. on the lawn in the City Park immediately behind the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko.
The talk, entitled “Conflict and Conservation – The First Hundred Years of the Forest Service” will be given by June McMillen, Public Affairs Officer for the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest Office in Elko.
McMillen described the presentation, “2005 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service. How the Forest Service came to be is a story with roots going back to the founding of this country. A result of the vision of John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and President Theodore Roosevelt – the Forest Service today balances many uses on 193 million acres of land – a job wrought with conflict. This story, and the people who shaped this story, offer an interesting view of America and the West.”
Sponsored by the Northeastern Nevada Museum, Nevada Humanities Council, and the Bureau of Land Management Elko Field Office, the History in the Park - Stories from the West is a free lecture series reflecting the wealth of history of Nevada and the American West. Many of the talks will focus on stories of the California National Historic Trail.
All talks begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held behind the Museum in the City Park. In the event of inclement weather, the talks will be moved indoors to the Museum Theater. All talks are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for open seating on the grass.
For more information about the series, contact the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, (775) 738-3418.