Sierra Stories at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Wednesday Aug 10 2016   6:00 PM
El Dorado County Library, South Lake Tahoe Branch  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Sierra College historian and Sierra Nevada native son Gary Noy presents an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history, with a special focus on California Gold Rush drinking, dining, and gambling habits, and an historical surprise or two about Lake Tahoe.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Gary Noy

A Sierra Nevada native and current resident, Gary Noy taught history at Sierra College from 1987 until 2012. He founded the Sierra College Center for Sierra Nevada Studies and served as its director until his retirement. His previous titles include Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues (Heyday, 2014), which won the Gold Medal for Best Regional Nonfiction from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology (Heyday, 2010), which he coedited, and Distant Horizon: Documents from the 19th Century American West (University of Nebraska Press, 1999). Visit his website at