DATE: August 8, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2006-77
SUMMER TALK SERIES CONCLUDES
The Summer 2006 History in the Park - Stories from the West talks ends with ghost stories on Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 p.m. on the lawn in the City Park immediately behind the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko.
The talk, entitled “Interrupted Journeys, Ghosts on the Trail” will be given by Mike Brown, Public Affairs Officer for the Bureau of Land Management Elko Field Office.
Brown described the presentation, “Of the approximately 250,000 people who made the overland journey to California from 1843 to 1869, about 5% to 8% of them died along the way. So … roughly 12,000 to 20,000 people are buried along the California Trail with thousands of them in Nevada. And many of those folks are still with us today in one form or another.”
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.