Generation after generation, the dreamers and the dregs wound their way through Strawberry Valley. For more than 160 years, a rest stop and tavern on California’s Highway 50 in the Sierra Nevada has existed to serve a traveling public. The cavalcade of immigrants who rambled by – gold miners, silver miners, scoundrels and hopeful pilgrims – helped forge the West’s history – and many of its myths.
It is their story told by author Richard L. Mitchell, who will discuss his book, “Strawberry Valley of Legends,” at the Nevada Historical Society in Carson City, Nev., on April 11 at 5 p.m. and on April 13 at 5 p.m. at the Tahoe Maritime Museum in Tahoe City.
| nvculture.org/historicalsociety or tahoemaritimemuseum.org
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Maritime lectures Tahoe City
Richard Mitchell, author of “Strawberry: Valley of Legends,” will speak about his historical memoir at Tahoe Maritime Museum from 5 to 6 p.m. Light snacks and beverages. $5 suggested donation. | tahoemaritimemuseum.org