"An authentic boomtown" Top 5 Page for this destination Virginia City by zrim

Virginia City Travel Guide: 78 reviews and 233 photos

Even on the eve of the Civil War Americans turned their thoughts to get rich schemes. After the California gold rush in the 1840s that usually meant mining (gold, silver, copper and even lead). In 1859 the motherlode (the Comstock lode) was discovered in Six-Mile Canyon in the high desert of Nevada. Overnight Virginia City was incorporated in Storey County, Nevada and before the silver rush ended the town boasted that it had over 33,000 inhabitants including one fellow who would become quite famous in his own right, Mark Twain.

  • Last visit to Virginia City: May 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Easty's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2005 at 8:07 PM

    Virginia City is vintage old west. Great information on Virginia City.

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2004 at 11:39 AM

    Nice site on a historic town.

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2004 at 7:06 AM

    Only a Carl would quote Thomas Hobbes on a page set in the desert :))) Fun page!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2004 at 8:05 AM

    A very enjoyable and informative page on this old Western town! Great photos of the buildings and it looks like you had great weather. That graveyard probably has many a tale to tell !

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2004 at 8:47 PM

    what a nice place with great architecture, although I have to admit, I prefer the architecture of Vienna's opera....

  • Dumpymotel's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 8:10 AM

    That Fourth Ward building looks like a haunted house....

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2004 at 2:09 PM

    I like: "Beware of Attack Wife" :-)))


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