Local paranormal historian to present new book

From a Sundance Books and Music news release

9453-GHOS-cvr.inddIndependent historian Janice Oberding will read from and sign her new book, Ghosts of Goldfield and Tonopah, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Sundance Books and Music.

About the book
Echoes of prospectors, forlorn widows and politicians linger in the streets and historic remnants of Nevada’s former boomtowns. In the throes of early financial disaster, the Silver State had little to entice newcomers or discourage residents from leaving. Jim Butler’s silver discovery at Tonopah changed everything. With a subsequent gold discovery near Goldfield, the rush was on, and from these burgeoning mines, Nevada’s early leaders amassed their wealth and power.

Oberding, a paranormal historian, shares firsthand accounts of ghostly encounters in the Goldfield and Mizpah hotels and uncovers the histories behind the mysterious cowboy ghost, the haggard hitchhiker and other eerie local tales.The book is the newest addition to The History Press Haunted America series.

About the author
Oberding is a past docent of the Nevada Historical Society and Fourth Ward School Museum in Virginia City. The author of numerous books on Nevada’s history, true crime, and unusual occurrences and hauntings, she speaks on these subjects throughout the state. She also teaches the popular courses Ghosthunting 101 and Nevada’s Quirky Historical Facts for the community education program at Truckee Meadows Community College.

Learn more at sundancebookstore.com/oberding.


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