Lost Cities of the West: The Rise & Fall of Bodie, CA & Aurora, NV (Online)

This multimedia presentation explores the rise and fall of two notorious cities of the Wild West. In 1859 and 1860, prospectors struck rich-paying ore near the California-Nevada Territory border. The cities that boomed would enter history and the national consciousness as the epitome of the rip-roaring mining camps of the Wild West. Yet while time granted enduring international fame to one and relative obscurity to the other, their histories are so entwined that speaking of one without mentioning the other diminishes both. We’ll take a look at the violence attributed to the mythical “Bad Man from Bodie" as well as the very real Daly Gang, the cycles of boom-and-bust that characterized the towns, and the tragic fates that befell them both. Ethan Knightchilde is the creator of the best documentary award-winner Ghosts of the West: The End of the Bonanza Trail and the author of Ghosts of the West: Tales and Legends from the Bonanza Trail.

 <B>NOTE: This course will be offered via Zoom. Register now and then the day before class the instructor will send you the link to attend. Look for an email with "CFU Zoom class" in the subject line.  A good internet connection and a computer or device with a camera and mic are needed.</B>


Dates:June 23, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:One Wed., 6-7:30PM 06/23 (MT)
Location:ONLINE: Via Zoom
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Notes:Class time is in MT. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed. You should download Zoom in advance of class. It is free to install, https://zoom.us/download. Look for an email from your instructor with the subject line CFU Zoom class for the link. Be ready to log on and join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the class start time so you will be ready when class begins. If you have trouble using the link, just go to Zoom.us, click "Join a Meeting" and enter the meeting ID provided in the instructor's email.

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