Lecture by Rick Martin, Thursday August 25, TONIGHT! Gold Dredges: The Land Leviathans

What: Gold Dredges: The Land Leviathans, by Rick Martin (Frances Humphrey Lecture Series)
When: Thursday August 25, 2016 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV
Web: http://museums.nevadaculture.org/

“An in-depth presentation of the origin, operations and economics of giant land based gold dredges from the turn of the 20th century to their decline mid-century, and limited operations in the 1980-1990s. Photographs, early films, and personal experiences will offer unique insight into these massive mechanical marvels and the men who built and operated them. Rick Martin is the Senior Health and Safety consultant at the Tesla Gigafactory construction site, and his 40 + year career includes Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, and Mining Safety Management. He is working on three books for publication, on the history of the Carson River mills, on early logging and deforestation of the Sierras, and on the history of giant gold dredges of the 19th century.”

Admission: $8.00 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under.

For more information, please contact: Bob Nylen: Rnylen@nevadaculture.org or 775-687-4810, ext. 245.

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