In Partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 10:00-12:00 am
Location: Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Event Cost: $35 (signed books available for presale below or immediately following event)
Open to OLLI at SDSU members only (see Registration below)
About the EventAdventures by the Book is honored to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for Striking it Rich-Kate Carmack & the Klondike Gold Rush Edventure, which will take place at Mission Trails Regional Park with Alaskan author Deb Vanasse. Join us for a field trip to the great outdoors of San Diego to learn how to mine for gold, and uncover the mystery behind how the infamous Klondike Gold Rush may have really been sparked, as revealed in Wealth Woman: Kate Carmack and the Klondike Race for Gold.
Gold has historically always possessed a certain allure and grandeur, motivating individuals to move hundreds or even thousands of miles to try and discover rare nuggets. As the gold fever hit in 1896 with the beginning of the Klondike Gold Rush, the 100,000 people who surged to the Yukon Territory in Canada hoped to strike it rich. Most historians attribute the beginning of this gold rush to George Carmack, who lived in the wilderness nearby. In her book, Deb Vanasse tells a contrary history about the woman behind the man, Kate Carmack. Event includes a gold panning tutorial and trial, tax, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.