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Nevada State Museum in Carson City hosting Comstock riches talk Thursday

A story of riches and regions from the Comstock to Paris will be told at the Nevada State Museum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, when Gray Brechin will present “Follow the Money: How Nevada’s Comstock Lode Built San Francisco and So Much More.”

The talk includes Nevada history, art and architecture, Comstock mining, cultural geography and economics.

“The fortunes that rose from the deep mines of the Comstock sent shock waves around the world, propelling San Francisco’s growth well beyond the California Gold Rush, building mansions and office buildings in New York, Newport, London, and Paris,” Brechin said. “They purchased titled husbands for silver heiresses, and spurred technological innovations that would change the skylines of cities around the world.”

Brechin is an historical geographer and the author of “Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin.” He is currently a visiting scholar in the University of California Berkeley’s Department of Geography and founder and project scholar of the Living New Deal Project.

Admission is $8 for adults and free for museum members and anyone 17 and younger.

For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson at dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or 775-687-4810, at ext. 237.