Public lecture: “Land of the Buckaroo: Historic Ranches of Western Nevada”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:00pm

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, 422 39.5433916198639, -119.815739840269

Holly Walton-Buchanan, author of Land of the Buckaroo: Historic Ranches of Western Nevada, will give a free presentation in conjunction with an exhibit at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center by the Special Collections Department that honors Nevada’s sesquicentennial. The exhibit, Changing Faces and Places: Making Nevada, is the second in a series of three exhibits recognizing 150 years of Nevada history.

Walton-Buchanan will discuss the origins of cattle ranching and truck farming in the Truckee Meadows, including the significant contributions of Italian immigrants to the economy.  She will have copies of her book available for sale.

For further information about the program or the exhibit please contact the Special Collections Department, (775) 682-5665 or

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