Historical Society of Dayton Valley hosting lecture May 12

The second lecture of the Historical Society of Dayton Valley’s annual lecture series at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Dayton Valley Community Center will feature local residents who will tell the history behind the efforts that saved the Bluestone Building, now the Dayton Justice Court.

Feature residents include: Judge Ed Johnson, Margaret Maloney, Lois Storrs, Lee Vecchiarelli and former Lyon County Building Inspector Howard Reid.

The Bluestone Building was used in the 1860s to manufacture bluestone, a chemical used in the milling process of separating gold or silver from its ore body.

Other presentation in the series include: Karen Howe’s Whispers from the Past: A Look at the Dayton Cemetery and the Importance of Preserving Our Past on May 19; and Linda Clements’ history of the Union Hotel on June 2.

For more information, call Laura Tennant at 775-246-3256, or email L10ant38@gmail.com, or go to www.daytonnvhistory.org.

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