Julia Bulette

Queen of Good Times!

45 minute presentation plus Q&A on Virginia City’s most infamous “working girl” as portrayed with a dignity and insight into a world so often misunderstood. Julia will share with you her most exciting life in which she was welcomed into society events at venues such as Piper’s Opera House, yet shunned on the street by the local women citizens. In her own words she will share her most scandalous murder and what became of the man blamed for it.

Charley Parkhurst — Stagecoach Driver

Charley Parkhurst

45 min. Chautauqua presentation plus Q&A on local infamous stagecoach driver “One-Eyed Charley” who worked at times with famous Stage Driver – Hank Monk. Hop on board his coach as he takes you on the ride of your life. Runaway stages, robberies, eccentric passengers and ghosts! From Carson City to Carson Valley, and on up to Lake Tahoe. Hurry on up now…Ole Charley’s stage waits for no man — or woman!

One-Eyed Charley

Lillian Virgin Finnegan

Lillian speaks to DCEFS20 minute Chautauqua presentation plus Q&A on the woman behind the Genoa Candy Dance. She is presented in 1914 after women gained the right to vote in Nevada. She was a suffragette and worked closely with Governor Emmett Boyle during his terms in office. Locally, she was responsible for inspiring many community endeavors that helped to save Genoa, Nevada’s oldest settlement.

Lillian Virgin Finnegan

Warren Upson — Pony Express Rider


Warren Upson 1(photo by John Valverde)45 minute Chautauqua presentation plus Q&A on the history of the Pony Express (nationwide and local) and its most famous riders, such as Pony Bob Haslam and Bronco Charlie Miller, who lived here in Northern Nevada. Hear how this very short, but significant endeavor helped to save the Union!