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Virtual Nevada Historical Society Artown Monday: Nevada's First Senator

Virtual Nevada Historical Society Artown Monday: Nevada's First Senator

Join us for a speaker series from the Nevada Historical Society!

From poverty to making and losing fortunes, he never lost his thirst for knowledge and his interest in Nevada’s growth.  Starting in 1859, William M. Stewart led the battle for Nevada statehood. Known as the Father of American Mining Law and author of the 15th Constitutional Amendment, Stewart brought international recognition to our young state and his death was noted throughout the United States and in foreign nations.   

Presenter: Lorraine R. Petersen, member of Nevada Historical Society and tour docent, member of - Sparks Heritage Museum, Westerners Corral, OLLI, WWW, Newcomers.  Lorraine is a retired Employee Development Manager and Project Leader for Granite Construction Inc. in California and a long-time student of history. An artifact at the Nevada Historical Society was the inspiration for this talk. 

Monday, July 27, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Zoom - Register to receive link to event
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Registration is required. There are 95 seats available.

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