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Loomis author Gary Noy to lecture on Sierra Nevada tales

7 p.m., April 10, at the Sierra College Rocklin Campus
By: Staff Report
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“Untangled Shadows: Tales of the Sierra Nevada”

What: Lecture by author Gary Noy

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 10

Where: Sierra College Library, Boardroom, first floor, 5000 Rocklin Road

Cost: General admission is $5, seniors are $2 and students are free; parking is $3

Who: Sierra College Friends of the Library and the Sierra College Press

Info: 660-7202

 

Historian and author Gary Noy, of Loomis, will present little-known and unusual stories about fascinating people and events in Sierra Nevada history from his upcoming book “Untangled Shadows: Tales of the Sierra Nevada,” co-published by Heyday Books and the Sierra College Press and scheduled to be released in early 2014. 

Tales presented include the legacy of California Gold Rush opera diva Kate Hayes; the national influence of a Nevada City power couple, the Sargents; surprising politics and politicians in the Sierra Nevada; how the Gold Country town of Murphys affected Star Trek; the poignant story of Theodore Judah and the Transcontinental Railroad; the origins of Mark Twain’s celebrated lecturing career; and more.

Noy is the director emeritus of the Sierra College Center for Sierra Nevada Studies and the former editor-in-chief of the Sierra College Press.  He was also a history instructor at Sierra College for more than 20 years.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Sierra College Friends of the Library, a community volunteer organization dedicated to assisting and improving all campus libraries in the Sierra Community College District; and the Sierra College Press, the only full-service academic press operated by a community college in the United States.

For more information, call Sierra College Friends of the Library at 660-7202.