Gold Hill Hosts a Lecture Series: Reflections of Bonanza

Gold Hill Hosts a Lecture Series: Reflections of Bonanzathu05oct4:30 pmthu8:30 pm

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Lecture Series Continues – Thursday, October 5th with David & Gayle Woodruff’s Historic Lecture & Slideshow – “Reflections of Bonanza” – with over 75 rare photos! Gold Hill is pleased to continue the 2023 Lecture Series at the Historic Gold Hill Hotel! Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and the lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. Take a look back at one of the most popular and socially groundbreaking television shows of all time in an entertaining and fun-filled 55-minute slideshow presentation. Why did the Cartwrights seem to always wear the same clothes? How many scenes were actually filmed at Lake Tahoe? Who built the Ponderosa Ranch? Why did Pernell Roberts leave the show? You will find out the answers to these questions and dozens more, as local author and historian David Woodruff delves deep into this classic show from the 1960s. Bio: David & Gayle Woodruff are the authors of several books on Eastern Sierra history and are also Chautauqua/living history performers. For the past 18 months, they have presented one of their history programs every weekend at Wylder Resort Hope Valley (formerly Sorenson’s Resort) about 20 minutes south of Lake Tahoe. They also give history presentations for museums, historical societies, social groups, and an assortment of other organizations. In addition to their weekly programs, the Woodruff’s have given dozens of history programs for other groups including the Tallac Historic Site-Valhalla, the Tahoe Lakefront Owners Association, Lake Tahoe Historical Society, California State Parks-Donner Memorial, Death Valley National Park, and many more (and Artown this July!). David and Gayle have drawn as many as 200+ people to their programs. Together they have been giving history presentations for over 25 years. The lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $10 per person. Tickets are available HERE. Arrive early toenjoy dinner before the lecture! Dinner is served before the lecture at 4:30, 5, & 5:30 p.m.


October 5, 2023 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


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