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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar: October 19, 2017, Gary Noy, “Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss, and Luck”

Gary Noy will discuss his new book, Gold Rush Stories, on Thursday, October 19.  The book, published by Heyday, goes beyond the usual local color treatment of the Gold Rush to discuss topics such as racial and ethnic conflict and environmental destruction.  A Grass Valley native, Noy teaches history at Sierra College and was the founding director of the college’s Center for Sierra Studies.  He is the author of three previous books, including the award-winning Sierra Stories.

The session will be at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.), from 7 to 9:15 p.m.  Free admission and dinner.

For information, contact Charlotte Rutty at