Thu, Oct 22 | Online Program On Zoom

Hard Road West: History and Geology Along the Gold Rush Trail

ANNOUNCEMENT! We are sad to announce that scheduled speaker Keith Meldahl has experienced a recent health setback. Because of this, he is unable to present. We are not, however, canceling the program. SHS Board Member Steve Beck, a well-known historian and geologist will conduct the program instead.
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Hard Road West: History and Geology Along the Gold Rush Trail

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2020, 7:00 PM
Online Program On Zoom

About The Event

Date: Thursday, Oct 22nd

Program Time: 7PM

ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are sad to announce that our scheduled speaker Keith Meldahl has experienced a recent health setback. Because of this, he is unable to present. We are not, however, canceling the program. SHS Board Member Steve Beck, a well-known historian, anthropologist, and geologist who is an expert on the western migration will conduct the program instead.

PLEASE NOTE:

All registrants will receive a Zoom link via email a day prior to the start of the program. Click on the link included in that email to view the program live on Oct 22nd at 7PM.

Registration is required. First come, first serve. A system capacity limit may be necessary.

Admission

Member - Free

Non-Member - $5

**There is a $2 convenience fee for credit/debit card purchases.

The discovery of gold in California in 1849 triggered the largest overland migration in American history. Thousands of settlers, dazzled by visions of riches, piled into wagons and rolled west. As geology professor Keith Meldahl recounts in his book Hard Road West, it didn’t take long for these folks to learn some harsh lessons about geography. Their diaries reveal their astonishment and fear as they struggled to cross the saw-toothed mountains and barren deserts of the American West. Join us as SHS Board Member Steve Beck tells this dramatic story.

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