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Member Price History Happy Hour at Kearney Mansion - The Story of Marcus Pollasky: How a Failed Railroad Brought Success and Prosperity to Clovis


Price: $20.00

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Join us at Kearney Mansion for History Happy Hour Thursday, August 24, 2017! Sip wine and snack on appetizers in this unique setting, while you enjoy this intriguing program:

Marcus Pollasky came to the San Joaquin Valley with a proposal to build a locally-owned railroad connecting Fresno to the markets east of the Sierra Nevada. The infant San Joaquin Valley Railroad Co. soon fell into bankruptcy, amid controversy as to whether Pollasky was a con man or a sincere businessman invested in the community. Ironically, it is that failed railroad and the 42-mile Shaver Lake to Clovis flume that inspired the founding of the City of Clovis.                 

Fresno State Professor and railroad enthusiast Dan Carrion will share what clues he has uncovered researching the mystery of Marcus Pollasky.

$20 for members   $25 for non-members  $30 at the door

Thursday, August 24, 2017

5:30 p.m. self-guided tour of Kearney Mansion, beer, wine, appetizers

6:00 p.m. program

Location: Kearney Mansion Museum, Kearney Park, mailing address: 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706, GPS address: 6725 W. Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA  93706.

This program is for people 21 years and older.  Appetizers, two drink tickets, Kearney Park admission, and a self-guided tour of the Kearney Mansion Museum are included with the price of admission.                                                                                  

All proceeds benefit the Fresno Historical Society.