You may have never heard of John William MacKay, but when he died in 1902, he was one of the most admired and richest men in America, whose search for riches also helped develop the American West. Writer and historian Gregory Crouch tells the story of MacKay, who discovered the Comstock Lode, a lode of silver ore located in Nevada. In telling MacKay’s story, Crouch also weaves in the stories of daily life in the West as it was being settled. Crouch will tell us about his book, “The Bonanza King.”
This summer, Arizona PBS is featuring a celestial programming spectacle sure to excite any space enthusiast in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space.
Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space in this three-part series airing Wednesdays at 7 p.m.