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DATE: July 13, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
e-mail: Mike_Brown@nv.blm.gov


The Summer 2005 History in the Park - Stories from the West series continues with a presentation on outlaws and lawmen in Elko and Wells on Tuesday, July 19th, 7:00 p.m. on the lawn in the City Park immediately behind the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko.

The talk, entitled “Outlaws & Law Officers of Wells & Elko; A Walk on the Wild West Side” will be given by Gene Kaplan.

Kaplan described his talk, “People will hear about outlaws, saloonkeepers, and law officers in Elko and Wells, Nevada, - the town famed for showing visitors a good time since 1869. The Elko County origins of the Wild Bunch will be revealed, Elko County's most famous scout & peace officer will be honored, and the cattle king connections to the Bulls Head Saloon cited. The origins of the O'Neil vs. Agee range war, and what may have been Elko County's last lynching will be explored.”

Kaplan lives in Wells, Nevada, where he is the current owner and proprietor 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 Force Reserve and is a member of the Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels.

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. Several 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, the talk begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be held behind the Museum in the City Park. 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, contact the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, (775) 738-3418.


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