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Historian speaks Aug. 8 in Winters

By From page A8 | August 04, 2013

David Vaught. Courtesy photo

David Vaught. Courtesy photo

Several Winters groups will bring noted historian David Vaught to The Palms Playhouse on Thursday, Aug. 8, for a talk about the hard-luck miners-turned-farmers who, after the Gold Rush, withstood floods, droughts and tough times to establish pioneer ranches along Putah Creek.

The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Putah Creek Council, the Winters Friends of the Library, the Yolo County Archives and the Yolo County Historical Society.

Vaught, the author of “After the Gold Rush: Tarnished Dreams in the Sacramento Valley,” is a professor of history at Texas A&M University and earned his Ph.D. at UC Davis in 1997. He has done extensive research in the Yolo County Archives and the Special Collections Department of the UCD Library.

This is the second program about Winters pioneers presented this year by the Winters History Project. More than 80 people came to the first event in April hosted by Park Winters, according to chair Joann Larkey.

Admission is free, but donations for the Winters History Project will be accepted at the door.

Enterprise staff

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