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Inkwell and Quill drawing by Joe Medeiros.  The drawing features an accurate depiction of an inkwell used by John Muir, and owned by the Hanna Family.

Gary Noy,

Historian of the Sierra Nevada and the American West

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A California Book Club discussion of C Pam Zhang's novel How Much of These Hills is Gold, with the author C Pam Zhang, editor/journalist John Freeman, and Gary Noy.  Gary was a panelist and his contributions are at the 16:00 and 47:25 minute markers. Recorded October 15, 2020.

​Book Trailer for Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck

Book Trailer for Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues 

Photo by Mike Price

Sierra Stories - 2016 Gold Medal for Best Regional Nonfiction - Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Gary Noy,  Author and Lecturer

​Book Trailer for Hellacious California! Tales of Rascality! Revelry! Dissipation! and Depravity! and the Birth of the Golden State