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History of city discussed by those who lived it

by staff reports

Three of Carson City’s longtime residents will be on hand tonight to talk about the history of the city.

Gertrude Gottschalk, Wil Wieprecht and Willa Oldham Ramsden are on a panel sponsored by the Carson City Landmark Society and the Carson City Library.

Landmark Society President Sue Ballew said the “Reflections of Carson City” should offer some insight into the city’s past.

“Gertrude Gottschalk is going to read a story her mother had written about early Carson City,” Ballew said. “Her family came here before Nevada was a state.”

Gottschalk was born near Ely and has lived in Carson City since 1937.

A native of Southern California, Ramsden has lived in Nevada since 1960. Her historic research has resulted in such books as “Carson-Tahoe Hospital: The Story of a Caring Community” and “Carson City – Nevada’s Capital City.”

Ramsden’s lecture will include a collection of humorous anecdotes from her experience in finding correct information and advice on verifying research.

Wieprecht was in charge of setting up Nevada’s historical markers before he retired in 1982.

Ballew said Wieprecht has most recently been appearing on television trying to raise funds to help save First Presbyterian Church, Nevada’s oldest continuously occupied church.

What: Landmark Society’s Reflection’s of Carson City

Where: Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St.

When: 6:30 p.m. today