Gary's new book Gold Rush Stories (working title), co-published by Heyday Books and Sierra College Press.

This book will present little-known tales of the California Gold Rush, featuring stories of searchers and scoundrels and telling unusual stories of struggle and serendipity.


Presentations on the California Gold Rush based on material from the upcoming Gold Rush Stories.

For more information, click on "Lectures."

Gary Noy,

Historian of the Sierra Nevada

and the American West

For additional information...

Sierra College Press at

Heyday Books at

Amazon Author Page at

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.

Photo by Mike Price

Gary Noy,  Author and Lecturer

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