If you weren't at "Untold Stories" last night, you did!
Last night's panel was terrific. Dr. Liz Warren gave us an overview of early mining in Southern Nevada that stretched back to the Anasazi. Donn Blake walked us through a typical day in the life of a hard rock miner, the difference between a miner and a prospector and even brought his prospecting bag filled with tools and essentials and explained why you needed such things. Tony Werly gave us the history of the famed Techaticcup Mine and how he and his wife, Bobbi, bought the mine and discovered the opening of the old tunnel that had been buried for over 100 years.
We also heard about deserters from the Army, murders, massacres, Mouse, Queho and a brief railroad history.
"Untold Stories" is the only series that every month (except January) brings you in contact with the living history of Southern Nevada. Each month we focus on a different historic topic and have a panel that includes historians as well as the men and women who witnessed history first hand.
Next month on October 1st, we will be looking at the famed Moulin Rouge hotel, the first integrated hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
On November 5th, we will be talking about Howard Hughes in Las Vegas and focusing on his time here before he came here in 1966 and went on a buying spree.
And in December, we will have a fun night talking about the Las Vegas You Don't Know.
It's the first Thursday of each month at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. We bring history to life in relaxed atmosphere of fun and learning.
Beginning next month, the price for tickets for "Untold Stories" will be lowered to $9 for non-members and $7 for Springs members. So for less than $10 you get history, memories and invaluable information that you can't find anywhere else. Save money by buying a three month pass!
So, what are you waiting for? Come join us! You'll have fun and you'll learn first hand about the 20th Century History of Southern Nevada!
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If you missed me on KNPR with John L. Smith yesterday morning, you can listen to the interview here:
scroll down to Postcard History and click on Listen or download the MP3.
Let me know what you think!