Local Author Pens True Tales

Karen Dustman’s new book, “Forgotten Tales of Carson Valley and nearby settlements,” contains 33 tales of that she collected from her weekly history e-newsletter of adventurous rambles in the Sierra and fascinating facts about California and Nevada historic sites.

Included are true tales of the building of early Kingsbury Grade and how one teacher saved her students from a fire. Learn which Gardnerville building was the pride of the East Fork School District back in the 1870s and which was the ugliest jail building west of the Mississippi. Learn how the community responded when Snowshoe Thompson’s headstone was nearly stolen.

Dustman will be speaking at the Lion’s Club in Gardnerville at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 at Jethro’s. Visit the Event Calendar at TheTahoeWeekly.com for more speaking events.

“Forgotten Tales of Carson Valley” is available at Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park and on Amazon. | karendustman.com