This 1999 event was a great success!

SESQUICENTENNIAL
NEVADA'S GOLD DISCOVERY CELEBRATION

GOLD
IN DAYTON
1849-1999
ENTHUSIASTS WANTED

To Celebrate Dayton's 150 Year Anniversary Discovery Of GOLD
Relive Settling The Old West By Visiting Original Emigrant
And
Pony Express Trails In Nevada's Oldest Settlement

HISTORIC PARADE - 10:30AM
NEVADA STATE MONUMENT DEDICATION
BY GOVERNOR GUINN
CIVIL WAR CANNONS & PONY EXPRESS RIDER
FROM SILVER CITY TO DAYTON - 12:00PM

COLLECTORS ARE INVITED TO PURCHASE CARSON CITY
MINTED MEDALLIONS - LIMITED PRODUCTION IN BRONZE AND SILVER

DAYTON PICTORIAL STAMP CANCELLATION WITH GOLD EMBOSSED CACHET COVER
SEE RENOVATION OF CENTURY OLD LEVI AD ART

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, July 17, 1999

7 - 10 a.m.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Community Center, Pike Street

9 - 11 a.m.

Nevada State Park Tour, Rock Point Mill Site

10:30 a.m.

Parade - Dayton Depot Down Pike St. To "Our Park"

12:00 p.m.

Nevada State Monument Dedication, Pike & Main Streets
Governor Kenny Guinn, Pony Express & Civie War Cannons

1 - 1:45 p.m.

Mark Twain Portrayed By McAvoy Layne, Pike & Main Streets

2 p.m.

Dayton Historic Melodrama, Pike & Main Streets

2 - 6 p.m.

"The Back Forty" Blue Grass Band, Community Center

3 - 4 p.m.

Costume Contest, Pike & Main Streets

4 - 5 p.m.

Gold Rush Story & Song, Chris Bayer, Pike & Main Streets

7 - 10 p.m.

Victorian Ball, Community Center

~ AROUND OLD TOWN ~ BOTH DAYS ~

Horse & wagon rides, gold panning, museum & cemetery tours, crafts, Civil War reenactments, Dayton pictorial postal cancellation, commemorative medallion, plates, no beard ~ land in jail

    Living histories - - Abner Blackburn, discovered Nevada's first gold, lives again ! Anvil blacksmith, spinning, weaving, flint lock & rifle/pistol demo, cooking, rope, rug making & more

Sunday, July 18, 1999

9:00 a.m. Youth Rodeo, Dayton Valley Youth Center Rodeo Arena
11 - 11:45 am Gold Rush Story & Song, Chris Bayer
High Noon Drawing, CC stamped Dayton - Mined Gold Medallion, Homemade Ravioli Dinner For 12, Steve Saylor Print
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Dayton Historical Melodrama
1 - 2 p.m. Abe Lincoln On Stage
3:00 p.m. Beard Contest

JULY 17TH & 18TH, 1999

FOR INFORMATION CALL US AT 775-246-7327
Historical Exhibits Welcomed
Funded by Lyon County Room Tax