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Genoa benefit to feature author

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Nevada native Stanley W. Paher, an authority on ghost towns and mining camps in Nevada, will present a 45-minute slide show and lecture on early mining towns at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Genoa Town Hall as part of the Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee events for 2000.

Paher grew up in Las Vegas but now lives in Reno where he operates his book publishing and distribution company, Nevada Publications. His research has produced 19 books on Nevada, eastern California and Arizona. His current book is an illustrated ghost town “atlas” with 57 up-to-date maps, covering ghost towns, state stations, military outposts, mineral sites, emigrant trails and hot springs of Nevada.

His presentation will feature contemporary slides of mining camps of long ago, including Virginia City and Genoa, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Paher has researched in libraries and courthouses and traveled thousands of miles throughout Nevada. In his research, he uncovered the existence of several dozen unknown towns which are now included on the roster of mining camps.

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author after the lecture. Cost of the lecture is $2 for adults, $5 for a family. For information, call 782-2893 or 782-2486.