Historic Photographs of the Ruby Mountains

Date(s) - 06/10/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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In 1868, Timothy O’Sullivan, a famous Civil War photographer, took photos of the Ruby Mountains as part of the King Expedition in the Great Basin. Gary Reese has located and re-photographed 41 viewpoints.


This set of historical images represents the earliest known photographs in these mountain ranges. The comparison of the two sets are useful to land managers, scientists, and others interested in studying climate change, fire history, range conditions, and other processes in our local mountains. Gary Reese is a Resource Management Officer for the Nevada Department of Forestry