Presentation: #MineToo – A Tale of Two Mineral King Mining Women in the 1800s - Three Rivers Together Presentation: #MineToo – A Tale of Two Mineral King Mining Women in the 1800s - Three Rivers Together

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Presentation: #MineToo – A Tale of Two Mineral King Mining Women in the 1800s

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FREE!

On Friday, July 25, Three Rivers Branch Library is hosting Laile Di Silvestro for a talk about our local mining women! The presentation will start promptly at 6:00pm… please arrive early to grab your seat.

A little about the presentation:

Mark Twain wrote that the murderer Tim Carrington was frightened when he saw a woman in the garb of a miner. Perhaps Tim had reason for some competitive trepidation. After all, his wife Elizabeth had started the gold rush that Twain was to immortalize in his writings. Later, the Carringtons came to Mineral King where a woman named Harriet Hill had done something astounding. She had become a mine claim owner at a time when female involvement in mining was nigh unheard of. Her action inspired dozens of women, including Elizabeth. Join us at the library on this 150th anniversary of women mining in Mineral King to celebrate the spirited and adventurous lives of Elizabeth and Harriet.

A little about your presenter:

Laile Di Silvestro, M.A., RPA 18176, is a registered professional archaeologist, public speaker, and writer dedicated to discovering and sharing the important voices of the past that we have omitted from our historical narratives. In addition to a decade in the field of historical archaeology, Laile has over 30 years of professional experience in software development, communications, and program management for multinational corporations, non-profits, and government organizations. Along the way, she dabbled in journalism, history education, and land stewardship, and has earned multiple awards including an Emmy and an environmental award.

Brought to you by Tulare County Library and the Friends of the Three Rivers Branch Library. 

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Details

Date:
July 25
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
FREE!
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Venue

Three Rivers Branch Library
42052 Eggers Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271 United States
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Phone
(559) 561-4564