DATE: June 21, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2005-41
SUMMER TALK SERIES CONTINUES
The Summer 2005 History in the Park - Stories from the West continues with a presentation on mountain man Joseph R. Walker on Tuesday, June 28th 7:00 p.m. on the lawn in the City Park immediately behind the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko.
The talk, entitled Joseph R. Walker; Mountain Man Extraordinaire, will be given by Claudia Wines, Director of the Northeastern Nevada Museum.
In describing her presentation, Wines commented, “For years, I’ve been fascinated with Joe Walker’s life. He was more than just a “mountain man.” He also worked as a pathfinder, explorer, guide, trapper, smuggler, commander, and spy. Born in Tennessee in 1798, he became one of the most knowledgeable men of his time about the West. He was the first to camp in and explore the Yosemite Valley in California.”
The Summer 2005 History in the Park - Stories from the West program is a free lecture series reflecting the wealth of history of Nevada and the American West. Many of the talks focus on stories of the California National Historic Trail.
Sponsored by the Northeastern Nevada Museum, Nevada Humanities Council, and the Bureau of Land Management Elko Field Office, 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.