(Atlantic City, Wyo.) – Atlantic City will host a Gold Bust Festival on Saturday, Aug. 2, featuring food, music, gold panning, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and games. Special guests for the event will be Bill and Beth Sagstetter, authors of Mining Camps Speak, A New Way to Explore the Ghost Towns of the American West. They will be giving an illustrated talk on little-known techniques for unraveling the secrets of ghost towns. The Sagstetters have been exploring the backcountry of the American West and Southwest for over 50 years. They have authored and published five books and produced four prime-time documentary films for television.
The events will run roughly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Demonstrations will include John McIntyre’s foot-powered wood lathe, part of a series of unplugged woodworking tools he is making. Other demonstrations will include denim rugs and water-cage, square-foot gardening.
Fremont County Firewise Coordinator Ron Wempen will be at the Atlantic City Battalion 9 Fire Hall to talk to people individually about how they can make their properties safer. Local musicians will be jamming at the fire hall.
Food specials will be offered at the Miner’s Grubstake and the Atlantic City Mercantile. At the Miner’s Delight Inn Bed and Breakfast, authors will answer questions and sign copies of their books.
Atlantic City Historical Society’s table will have free brochures for self-guided tours of the town. Four weeks later, on August 30, the organization will have its annual meeting and historic tour.
For more information, call 332-3732.
–Provided by Wind River Country, a County10 Community Partner