About the Author
Mark McLaughlin, a professional researcher and writer with more than 200 published articles, trained as a historian and cultural geographer at the University of Nevada, Reno. McLaughlin's work appears regularly in California and Nevada newspapers; he was awarded the Nevada State Press writing award five times. Author of three books, McLaughlin frequently writes historical articles for such magazines as Sierra Heritage, Nevada, Weatherwise, and his work appears in the Grolier Educational 2002 Science Annual. McLaughlin, is a professional lecture, a frequent guest on regional television and radio programs, and a consultant for The History Channel. Mark owns Mic Mac Publishing, located at Lake Tahoe, California.