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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.

September 15, 2022
Guy Clifton
Dempsey in Nevada

Jack Dempsey with Graham and McKay
Jack Dempsey with Graham and McKay

Program summary:
Jack Dempsey left footprints all over Nevada. From the rough-and-tumble mining camps of Tonopah, Goldfield and Ely to a whore house in Wells to the mansion district of Reno and the luxury resorts of Las Vegas, Dempsey’s life story from hobo kid to heavyweight boxing champion to beloved American icon can be told in his forays through the Silver State in the first three-quarters of the 20th Century.

Journalist and author Guy Clifton spent years researching Dempsey’s travels in Nevada, using photo archives, newspaper accounts, oral histories, interviews with those who knew him and Dempsey’s own words to tell a remarkable chapter of a remarkable life.

Clifton bio:
Guy Clifton is an award-winning journalist, author, and Nevada history buff. Raised in the central Nevada Gabbs and attended Gabbs schools before attending the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Reynolds School of Journalism.

He started his professional career as sports editor of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza in 1986 before serving as editor of The Record-Courier in Gardnerville. His 30-plus-year newspaper career is perhaps best known for the 22 years he spent at the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Guy Clifton
Guy Clifton

Clifton is the author of eight books, all with Nevada themes, including the popular “You Know You’re a Nevadan, if…” series. In 2022, he was honored as a Distinguished Nevadan by the University of Nevada system for his contributions to the Silver State.

Make sure to register for this lecture: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/9258559

 

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09/15/2022 12:00:0009/15/2022 13:00:00America/Los_AngelesHN – SeptemberMark 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. September 15, 2022 Guy Clifton Dempsey in Nevada [caption id="attachment_6366" align="alignleft" width="176"]Jack Dempsey with Graham and McKay Jack Dempsey with Graham and McKay[/caption] Program summary: Jack Dempsey left footprints all over Nevada. From the rough-and-tumble mining camps of Tonopah, Goldfield and Ely to a whore house in Wells to the mansion district of Reno and the luxury resorts of Las Vegas, Dempsey’s life story from hobo kid to heavyweight boxing champion to beloved American icon can be told in his forays through the Silver State in the first three-quarters of the 20th Century. Journalist and author Guy Clifton spent years researching Dempsey’s travels in Nevada, using photo archives, newspaper accounts, oral histories, interviews with those who knew him and Dempsey’s own words to tell a remarkable chapter of a remarkable life. Clifton bio: Guy Clifton is an award-winning journalist, author, and Nevada history buff. Raised in the central Nevada Gabbs and attended Gabbs schools before attending the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Reynolds School of Journalism. He started his professional career as sports editor of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza in 1986 before serving as editor of The Record-Courier in Gardnerville. His 30-plus-year newspaper career is perhaps best known for the 22 years he spent at the Reno Gazette-Journal. [caption id="attachment_6367" align="alignright" width="300"]Guy Clifton Guy Clifton[/caption] Clifton is the author of eight books, all with Nevada themes, including the popular “You Know You’re a Nevadan, if…” series. In 2022, he was honored as a Distinguished Nevadan by the University of Nevada system for his contributions to the Silver State. Make sure to register for this lecture: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/9258559  Reno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
09/15/202209/15/2022
All Day Event
12:00pm1:00pm