Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Wood for the Comstock” by Wendell Huffman

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August 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join retired curator Wendell Huffman for a presentation about the industries that developed in the late 19th century providing the Comstock with mining timbers, lumber and wood fuel. This lecture covers the sawmills, flumes and river drives that served this demand, as well as the Virginia & Truckee and big Lake Tahoe companies that dominated the business until the electrification of the Comstock at the dawn of the 20th century. This presentation is illustrated with contemporary photographs and maps. Huffman is the retired curator of history at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. He held that position from 2006 until 2022. (Photo courtesy Western Nevada Historic Photo Collection)
This lecture will be presented in person and on Zoom. Admission is $10 for adults, members and children age 17 and under are free.
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