Truckee's History Alive!
by Lucinda deLorimier
Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 7-8:30 pm at the Veteran's Hall, 10214 High Street in Truckee: Join us in welcoming David Fenimore as Captain John A. Sutter.
Truckee’s History Alive!
A local history program series to delight and enlighten our community
The Truckee Library, the Friends of the Truckee Library, and the Truckee Donner Historical Society welcome the prominent and influential Swiss emigrant and early settler of the Golden State Captain John A. Sutter, here to discuss subjects such as his early days conquering the interior valleys of Sacramento and the San Joaquin, his adventures among native peoples and the Mexican government of California, his generous assistance to settlers crossing the mountains, including the ill-fated Donner Party, and his ultimate demise at the hands of squatters, Bear Flaggers and greedy goldseekers. It is no thanks to him that Truckee is part of California, as will be revealed during his visit to our fair town.
David Fenimore, who will portray Sutter Chautauqua-style, has taught writing, literature, storytelling, and Core Humanities at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1989. He has depicted western writer Zane Grey, Donner Party survivor Lewis Keseberg, New York editor/publisher/politician Horace Greeley, and political activist and folksinger Woody Guthrie. David is a longtime resident of the Truckee and North Tahoe communities.
Join Captain Sutter on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00pm, at the Veteran’s Hall in Truckee, at 10214 High Street. Carpooling is encouraged, and a $10 donation is suggested.
Captain Sutter’s visit will be followed by the appearances of Virginia Reed Murphy on June 27, and the old mountain man Caleb Greenwood on September 18, for continuation of the Truckee’s History Alive! series.
Contact the Truckee Library at 530-582-7846 or visit:
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