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Virginia City

Virginia City, uninc. village (1990 pop. 920), seat of Storey co., W Nev.; settled 1859. Now largely a tourist center, it was the site of the Comstock Lode and a major hub for the mining of silver and gold. It had some 11,000 inhabitants in 1880.


See R. M. James, Virginia City: Secrets of a Western Past (2012).

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James (Scholar-in-Residence, Virginia City Four Ward School Museum), "A Short History of Virginia City" is an expertly written and deftly presented municipal history that Includes an illustrated walking tour describing more than thirty buildings and sites.
James turns to issues of ethnicity and racism on the Comstock in chapter 4, using the archaeological record to document the lives of Chinese Americans living in Virginia City. What historical archaeologists have learned about leisure and saloon life in Virginia City is the subject of chapter 5, which is focused upon the results of excavations of a "German-owned theater saloon, a shooting gallery and bar, an African American establishment, and one with an Irish clientele" (54).
In addition to panels and guest stars who worked directly with the show, the "Round Up" features a 1959s Night, a Casino Night, a Character Night, an afternoon outdoor fair, buffets, games, contests, talent show, a trip to Virginia City, an auction and the Dixie Cruise and more.
"First fire is a major milestone for the Virginia City project and signifies a shift from construction to a station focused on excellent operations," said David A.
The book is full of humour especially manifested through PK's formal speech patterns, use of English and confusions as he moves from the world of his religious foster parents to the world of sinful Virginia City. The accessible style and short chapters add to the suspense.
"Mark Twain rushed back from San Francisco to Virginia City so he could attend the premier act, which featured the best actors of the day including a brother of the future presidential assassin, John Wilkes Booth," he said.
Dominion Virginia Power today reported it has reached a safety milestone at the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center project, recording its first 1 million man-hours worked without a lost-time injury.
Dixon, Boomtown Saloons is an exciting account of the excavation and analysis of four nineteenth-century Virginia City, Nevada saloon sites.
* Virginia City: Marketing Your Destination on a Shoestring
That northern Virginia city is 52 miles via I-95 from RIC, and 45 miles from Reagan Washington National.
Though the camels set to work in the Nevada silver mines near Virginia City in 1863 were eventually sold to a zoo, the town resurrected its camel connection nearly 100 years later.

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