Historian and Grass Valley Native Gary Noy is the featured Speaker for the Nevada County Historical Society presentation Thursday night. Noy’s illustrated lecture is based on material from his new book.
Among many stories Noy will recount are hidden tales of Nevada County figures such as Lola Montez, Lotta Crabtree and Andrew Hallidie and obscure stories of local events, such as the building of the Pine Street Bridge in Nevada City.
Noy was born in Grass Valley and lived on Clark near a little street called Kate Hayes. But he didn’t know Kate Hayes was a famous Opera Singer until he became a historian.
Noy will also tell the story of the Stevens, Townsend Murphy Party that crossed the Summit two years before the Donner Party, but lived.
Noy will tell that story during Speaker Night Thursday at The Madelyn Helling Library Community Room it starts at 7:30pm, goes about 1 hour and is free to the public.