Date: August 1, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-98
SUMMER TALK SERIES CONCLUDES
The History in the Park - Stories from the West series ends with a presentation on outlaws and lawmen on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. on the lawn in the City Park immediately behind the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko.
“Outlaws and Law Officers of Wells and Elko; A Walk on the Wild West Side – The Rest of the Story” will be given by Gene Kaplan.
“People will hear stories they didn’t hear last summer … or the summer before," said Kaplan. "These stories about outlaws, saloonkeepers, and law officers in Elko and Wells, were generated by the towns famed for showing visitors a good time since 1869.”
Kaplan lives in Wells, where he is the owner of the El Rancho. He holds a Master of Arts, Social Sciences Degree and is a former rural police chief. He is also a retired lieutenant colonel, United States Army Reserve and is a member of the Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels.
The History in the Park program is a free lecture series reflecting the wealth of history of Nevada and the American West. Several of the talks focus on stories of the California National Historic Trail.
The lecture series is sponsored by the Northeastern Nevada Museum, Nevada Humanities Council, and the Bureau of Land Management Elko Field Office. In the event of inclement weather, the talk will be moved indoors to the Museum Theater. The talk is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for open seating on the grass.
For more information, call the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, (775) 738-3418.