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November lecture features Silver Mountain City

Karen and Rick Dustman will speak at the Douglas County Historical Society’s Nov. 14 lecture. Their topic is Silver Mountain City. Today just a “ghost of a ghost town,” Silver Mountain once was home to thousands of eager silver miners. But until recently, much of Silver Mountain’s history remained an undiscovered treasure. Local historians, the Dustmans were captivated by Silver Mountain City more than a decade ago. “Silver Mountain was the reason Alpine County itself was formed. But when we first began researching, there was very little written about this special mining settlement,” said Karen. “I began to pore through …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 5, 2013 02:28PM Published Dec 10, 2013 04:51PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.