Engrid Barnett

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Engrid Barnett, Ph.D., teaches Humanities, French, and Geography courses at Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno. She is also a professional musician and has dedicated years to researching and writing about Nevada’s significant role in the development of the early psychedelic scene. Dr. Barnett’s work on the Red Dog Saloon, in particular, has been published in Pacifica a publication of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers and Nevada magazine. With over thirty interviews from firsthand participants and eyewitnesses to Virginia City’s psychedelic past, she collected oral histories from many legends of the 1960s San Francisco scene. She has given numerous guest lectures on the subject at the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, the Nevada Historical Society, the Reno chapter of the PEO International, a charitable women’s group, and the Historic Reno Preservation Society. She is currently in the revision stage of an article about the Grateful Dead and the American West, and she recently finished curating an exhibit at the Nevada Historical Society commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Red Dog Saloon and the Comstock’s role in influencing the legendary psychedelic scene of 1960s San Francisco.