Hugh Roy Marshall
By Andrew Barbano
The inaugural Big Bonanza Days Dinner and Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 5, at Virginia City's newest hotel, the Silverland Inn & Suites.
The Silverland is the major sponsor of the event. Proprietor Hugh Roy Marshall is a longtime amateur Nevada historian. He involved two experienced Nevada business executives in the revival of one of Virginia City's most storied events.
VIRGINIA CITY — Longtime Virginia City businessman Hugh Roy Marshall brings old cars, old wars and old warhorses to the Northern Nevada airwaves this Saturday, May 22.
Tales of Nevada Past and Present airs at 1 p.m. on 5,000-watt 1270-AM. The program is also available live to online listeners at www.KBZZ.com. The on-air call-in talk line is (775) 823-1920.
This week's featured players:
The old war horse: Veteran tourism media specialist Harry Spencer, a popular local columnist who specializes in stories of his first-hand knowledge of the golden age of Nevada gambling.
Carson City attorney Wally Earhart will portray President Lincoln and deliver the Comstock Historical Lecture at the revival of Virginia City's Bonanza Days on March 5.
He will be joined by the Comstock Civil War Re-enactors who will assist in hosting the dinner in character. The Marshall Mint will premiere the first strike of its new Big Bonanza commemorative silver coin at the event.
VIRGINIA CITY — Longtime Virginia City businessman Hugh Roy Marshall brings history to the airwaves and the Internet beginning Saturday.
Tales of Nevada Past and Present premieres at 1:00 p.m. PDT on 5,000-watt on the regional affiliate 1270-AM. The program will be available live to online listeners at www.KBZZ.com. The on-air talk line is (775) 823-1920.
"The rich future of Virginia City and the legacy of the legendary Comstock Lode cannot be fully realized without a continuing focus on all the things that led us here," Marshall says.