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Mark your calendars
NHS High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb
Fascinating History Lectures!

The Nevada Historical Society is working with the Washoe County Library to provide our monthly lecture series on all things Nevada by Zoom. We want to give a shout-out to the Washoe County Library System for helping NHS provide our online lectures.

High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb is a wonderful history series that delves into fascinating Nevada topics with local experts. Neal Cobb is a passionate historian and honorary curator for the Nevada Historical Society. He loves all things Nevada.  Join Neal Cobb and our monthly speaker as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations.

July 21, 2022 – Noon
*Virtual Event – ZOOM LECTURE

Guest Speaker: Mark Basset, Director, Northern Nevada Ely Railroad
Title: Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark – Steamin’ 35 years

Nevada has a rich mining and railroad history. Railroads once connected just about every town in Nevada. Today, the Nevada Northern Railway is the sole survivor from this glorious period of Nevada’s history.

It has been designated by the Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. It possesses exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. This fifty-six-acre complex consists of over sixty buildings and structures, original operating steam locomotives, over sixty original pieces of antique railroad equipment, thirty miles of original track and right-of-way, along with the corporate paper record of the railroad and an incalculable number of artifacts.

When the copper mine closed, the community asked if the railroad could be donated to the community of Ely. This year marks the railroad’s 35th Anniversary of becoming a tourist railroad. Join the railroad’s president Mark Bassett as he explains the ups and downs of operating a 19th century railroad in the 21st century.

Mark Basset

Biography:

Mark S. Bassett has been involved with the Nevada Northern Railway Museum for twenty-four years. First as a volunteer and then as the President for 20 years. He is a hands-on manager, whether in the office, driving a diesel locomotive, calling all-aboard as the conductor or leading a group on a tour around the property. Mark and his dedicated staff and volunteers have combined their efforts in preserving this National Historic Landmark railroad but evolving it into Nevada’s premier rural attraction.

Mark’s interest in heritage railroading began back in Fort Collins Colorado where he was President of the Ft. Collins Municipal Railway Society, a community group that restored a trolley car to operation. That involvement led to his experience as a National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Project Manager in Laramie Wyoming.

Mark has appeared in many television shows including American Restoration, Modern Marvels and Pawn Stars promoting all involving aspects of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum and Nevada’s railroading heritage.

Register for the lecture: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/8911705

 

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07/21/2022 12:00:0007/21/2022 13:30:00America/Los_AngelesHN – JulyMark your calendars NHS High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb Fascinating History Lectures! The Nevada Historical Society is working with the Washoe County Library to provide our monthly lecture series on all things Nevada by Zoom. We want to give a shout-out to the Washoe County Library System for helping NHS provide our online lectures. High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb is a wonderful history series that delves into fascinating Nevada topics with local experts. Neal Cobb is a passionate historian and honorary curator for the Nevada Historical Society. He loves all things Nevada.  Join Neal Cobb and our monthly speaker as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations. July 21, 2022 - Noon *Virtual Event - ZOOM LECTURE Guest Speaker: Mark Basset, Director, Northern Nevada Ely Railroad Title: Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark - Steamin' 35 years Nevada has a rich mining and railroad history. Railroads once connected just about every town in Nevada. Today, the Nevada Northern Railway is the sole survivor from this glorious period of Nevada’s history. It has been designated by the Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. It possesses exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. This fifty-six-acre complex consists of over sixty buildings and structures, original operating steam locomotives, over sixty original pieces of antique railroad equipment, thirty miles of original track and right-of-way, along with the corporate paper record of the railroad and an incalculable number of artifacts. When the copper mine closed, the community asked if the railroad could be donated to the community of Ely. This year marks the railroad’s 35th Anniversary of becoming a tourist railroad. Join the railroad’s president Mark Bassett as he explains the ups and downs of operating a 19th century railroad in the 21st century. [caption id="attachment_6113" align="alignnone" width="300"] Mark Basset[/caption] Biography: Mark S. Bassett has been involved with the Nevada Northern Railway Museum for twenty-four years. First as a volunteer and then as the President for 20 years. He is a hands-on manager, whether in the office, driving a diesel locomotive, calling all-aboard as the conductor or leading a group on a tour around the property. Mark and his dedicated staff and volunteers have combined their efforts in preserving this National Historic Landmark railroad but evolving it into Nevada’s premier rural attraction. Mark’s interest in heritage railroading began back in Fort Collins Colorado where he was President of the Ft. Collins Municipal Railway Society, a community group that restored a trolley car to operation. That involvement led to his experience as a National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Project Manager in Laramie Wyoming. Mark has appeared in many television shows including American Restoration, Modern Marvels and Pawn Stars promoting all involving aspects of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum and Nevada’s railroading heritage. Register for the lecture: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/8911705  Reno, NV
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