Ron James is the Nevada State Historic Preservation Officer. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno and is the author or co-author of eight books including The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode. He is a historian and folklorist, with publications in both fields. Elizabeth Safford Harvey was born in Merced, California and grew up on a cattle ranch in Nevada. She attended the University of Nevada, lived in Reno for many years, and teaches history at Merced College. Her research interests include the study of popular culture, the culture of social movements, and the history of everyday life
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