Sierra Speaker Series: A Sentimental Journey Along Highway 395

A Sierra Speaker Series Event

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
March 21st, 2020
Donner Memorial State Park

The Sierra State Parks Foundation presents a presentation on covering the history of Highway 395. The March 21st talk will be held at the Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center located at 12593 Donner Pass Road in Truckee, CA. The discussion will start at 5pm. There is a suggested $5 donation to attend and the State Park parking fee is waived for the evening. Refreshments available and book signing will occur after the presentation. Seating is limited. Come early to visit the exhibits and peruse the fabulous park store. 
Join author and historian David Woodruff as he takes the audience on a sentimental journey along one of America’s favorite roadways, Highway 395 (aka El Camino Sierra). Using extensive research and seldom-seen photographs, Woodruffs takes a close look at a few of the many people, places, and events that have helped shape the legacy of tourism and hospitality in the Eastern Sierra. From the “Hubcap Queen” of Pearsonville to Yosemite’s Terrifying Tioga, reliving the rich human history of this magnificent region is sure to bring back nostalgic and sentimental memories for HWY 395 veterans, as well as spur a forthcoming road trip for El Camino Sierra newbies.
Authors David & Gayle Woodruff are the authors of six books on Eastern Sierra and Eastern California history, and have lived and traveled along Highway 395 since their childhoods. With a love of history, a deep fondness for their natural surroundings, and a passion for all things 395, the two spend their time exploring, enjoying, and writing about their beloved Eastern Sierra.