From a Sierra College news release
Historian and author Gary Noy will present a lecture about his newest book at 6:30 tonight at the Incline Village Library.
A Sierra Nevada native, Gary Noy has taught history at Sierra Community College in Rocklin, California, from 1987 to the present.
Entitled Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, Noy’s 235-page book examines 64 true stories, all occurring within California’s Range of Light. Some stories are adventurous, some are horrifying, some are inventive and all are fascinating.
This compilation describes the experiences of artists, entertainers, explorers, courageous adventurers, quirky individualists, innovators and visionaries from throughout the 430-mile long Sierra. Highlighted are historical oddities and curious events along with some of the darkest episodes in mountain history. The tales are illustrated with 65 historic images and photographs, many of which have not been published previously.
Noy is a Sierra native and long-time history instructor at Sierra College. He is also the author of the best-selling Distant Horizon: Documents from the 19th Century American West (University of Nebraska, 1999) and co-editor, with Rick Heide, of The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology (Heyday Books and Sierra College Press, 2010).
Sierra Stories is co-published with Heyday Books of Berkeley and is the most recent trade book to bear the Sierra College Press imprint. Others include The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology (2010), Tahoe Beneath the Surface (2011) and California Glaciers (2012).