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Carson Valley settler focus of lecture

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Bob Ellison is the Douglas County Historical Society’s lecture speaker 7 p.m. March 8 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Ellison will speak about Laura Marie Naileigh Ellis Dittenreider, a frontierswoman well known to her contemporaries, but forgotten to our generation.

She was one of the first six women to settle along the Carson River. Some of Nevada’s earliest history comes from her diary.

As the name implies, Laura outlived three husbands. 

Ellison is a long time resident of Carson Valley and the author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles and three books on Nevada history, “Territorial Lawmen of Nevada,” “First Impressions, the history of the emigrant trail through Carson Valley from 1848-1851” and “Longbeard, the story of Warren Wasson.”

He is also a former constable of the East Fork Township and a long time employee of the former Bently Nevada Corporation.

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Cost is $3 for nonmembers. For more information, call 782-2555.