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Virginia City, Nevada, USA

Virginia City, Nevada

While Samuel Clemens took the penname "Mark Twain" as a reporter working for the "Territorial Enterprise," he began his writing career as a reporter in the Midwest some years before moving to Virginia City in 1862.

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  • The first serious prospecting in the Virginia City- Gold Hill area occurred as early as 1850, and a mining camp existed in Gold Canyon continuously from 1851.
    The story of the water supply for the Comstock: including the towns of Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Silver City, Nevada, together with other water-re...Read MORE...


  • 1855 - Comstock silver boom begins in Nevada

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • About Virginia City
    "...Virginia City became famous and has remained famous for many reasons. Probably foremost is the fact that it was the greatest producer of silver an...Read MORE...


  • Founded in 1859, Virginia City quickly became world famous for its extraordinary prosperity.
    "Founded in 1859, Virginia City quickly became world famous for its extraordinary prosperity. Over the next two decades, the mines of 'the Richest Cit...Read MORE...


  • In the fall of 1859, Virginia City had a population of between two and three hundred.
    The story of the water supply for the Comstock: including the towns of Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Silver City, Nevada, together with other water-re...Read MORE...


  • 1863 - Samuel Clemens begins reporting for the Territorial Enterprise (newspaper in Virginia City). He begins using the name Mark Twain.

    A Short History of Virginia City by Ronald M. James, Susan A. James, 2014

  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Pioneer Stages Leaving Wells Fargo & Co.'s
    C. Street, Virginia City, Nevada, 1866
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    C.H. Clark & Co., Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Liquors, Crockery and Tin Ware, Lime, Plaster, Hair and Cement...
    Agents for Pioneer Borax Company
    No. 186 South C Street, Virginia, Nevada

    1873 ad

    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    F. Dickman, Butcher and Dealer in Groceries and Provisions, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco...
    Cor. Smith and D Streets
    Virginia City, Nevada

    1873 ad

    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Hatch Bros., Dealers in Game, Eggs, Butter, Cheese, Family Groceries and California Produce
    20 C Street
    Between Union and Taylor
    Virginia, Nevada

    1873 ad

    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    International Hotel, (Open day and night), Corner C, Union & B Streets, Virginia, Nevada
    The Best Hotel in Nevada

    1873 ad

    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    All Kinds of Private Diseases Cured
    Dispensary of Dr. J. B. Lefever, of Paris, Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur
    French Drug Store
    No. 204 Sout C Street, Virginia

    All Kinds of French, English and American Medicines...

    1873 ad

    The... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    H. Schoeneman, Importer and Dealer in Guns, Pistols, and all kinds of Ammunition, Pocket Cutlery, Fishing Tackle, and Sporting Apparatus of Every Description, 19 North C Street, Virginia, Nevada

    1873 ad

    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    W. T. Warren & Son, Manufacturers of Coaches, Carriages, Sleighs, Sulkies, Trotting Wagons, Mining Cars... Dealers in all kinds of Hardwood Lumber, Coach, Carriage and Wagon Stock,

    Nos. 101 and 103 North C St., Virginia, Nevada

    Blacksmithing... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    1876 Lighting Express
    Virginia City and San Francisco train schedule
    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
    Advertisement
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Freight Wagon, 1887
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Virginia City
    Virginia City, the commercial metropolis of Nevada, and the capital of Storey co., is situated among rocky ledges and ravines on the eastern slope of ...Read MORE...


  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Miners, c. 1900
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Hale and Norcross Mining Company
    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Pogonip (Land Fog) Virginia City, Nevada
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    View of Virginia City, Nev.
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    St. Paul's Church
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Ward Shaft
    Postcard
  • 1916 - Virginia City
    "Virginia City, a banking city, the capital of Storey co., Nev., is situated among rocky ledges and ravines on the eastern slope of Mount Davidson, 12...Read MORE...


  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    C. Street, Va. City Nev., 1920s
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Court House
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    St. Mary's Church
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    "C" Street, 1930s
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    The Masonic Cemetery - One of the Five on the Comstock
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    C. St., 1940s
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Bucket of Blood Saloon
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Famous Old Crystal Saloon and Washoe Club
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Famous Virginia City, Nevada showing Original Sawdust Corner
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Winter Scene
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Territorial Enterprise - Home of Nevada's First Newspaper
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    Greetings from Virginia City, Nevada, 1968
    Postcard
  • Virginia City, Nevada, USA
    World Famous Camel Races
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Virginia City, Nevada, USA


Virginia City, Nevada, USA
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Pioneer Stages Leaving Wells Fargo & Co.'s
C. Street, Virginia City, Nevada, 1866
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
C.H. Clark & Co., Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Liquors, Crockery and Tin Ware, Lime, Plaster, Hair and Cement...
Agents for Pioneer Borax Company
No. 186 South C Street, Virginia, Nevada

1873 ad

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad... Read MORE...

Advertisement

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
F. Dickman, Butcher and Dealer in Groceries and Provisions, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco...
Cor. Smith and D Streets
Virginia City, Nevada

1873 ad

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents... Read MORE...

Advertisement



Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Hatch Bros., Dealers in Game, Eggs, Butter, Cheese, Family Groceries and California Produce
20 C Street
Between Union and Taylor
Virginia, Nevada

1873 ad

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory... Read MORE...

Advertisement

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
International Hotel, (Open day and night), Corner C, Union & B Streets, Virginia, Nevada
The Best Hotel in Nevada

1873 ad

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold... Read MORE...

Advertisement

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
All Kinds of Private Diseases Cured
Dispensary of Dr. J. B. Lefever, of Paris, Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur
French Drug Store
No. 204 Sout C Street, Virginia

All Kinds of French, English and American Medicines...

1873 ad

The... Read MORE...

Advertisement

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
H. Schoeneman, Importer and Dealer in Guns, Pistols, and all kinds of Ammunition, Pocket Cutlery, Fishing Tackle, and Sporting Apparatus of Every Description, 19 North C Street, Virginia, Nevada

1873 ad

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad... Read MORE...

Advertisement

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
W. T. Warren & Son, Manufacturers of Coaches, Carriages, Sleighs, Sulkies, Trotting Wagons, Mining Cars... Dealers in all kinds of Hardwood Lumber, Coach, Carriage and Wagon Stock,

Nos. 101 and 103 North C St., Virginia, Nevada

Blacksmithing... Read MORE...

Advertisement

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
1876 Lighting Express
Virginia City and San Francisco train schedule
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Advertisement

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Freight Wagon, 1887
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Miners, c. 1900
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Hale and Norcross Mining Company
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Pogonip (Land Fog) Virginia City, Nevada
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
View of Virginia City, Nev.
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
St. Paul's Church
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Ward Shaft
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
C. Street, Va. City Nev., 1920s
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Court House
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
St. Mary's Church
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
"C" Street, 1930s
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
The Masonic Cemetery - One of the Five on the Comstock
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
C. St., 1940s
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Bucket of Blood Saloon
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Famous Old Crystal Saloon and Washoe Club
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Famous Virginia City, Nevada showing Original Sawdust Corner
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Winter Scene
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Territorial Enterprise - Home of Nevada's First Newspaper
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
Greetings from Virginia City, Nevada, 1968
Postcard

Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Pinterest
World Famous Camel Races
Postcard
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  • The first serious prospecting in the Virginia City- Gold Hill area occurred as early as 1850, and a mining camp existed in Gold Canyon continuously from 1851.
    The story of the water supply for the Comstock: including the towns of Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Silver City, Nevada, together with other... Read MORE...

  • 1855 - Comstock silver boom begins in Nevada

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • Founded in 1859, Virginia City quickly became world famous for its extraordinary prosperity.
    "Founded in 1859, Virginia City quickly became world famous for its extraordinary prosperity. Over the next two decades, the mines of 'the Richest... Read MORE...

  • About Virginia City
    "...Virginia City became famous and has remained famous for many reasons. Probably foremost is the fact that it was the greatest producer of silver... Read MORE...

  • In the fall of 1859, Virginia City had a population of between two and three hundred.
    The story of the water supply for the Comstock: including the towns of Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Silver City, Nevada, together with other... Read MORE...

  • 1863 - Samuel Clemens begins reporting for the Territorial Enterprise (newspaper in Virginia City). He begins using the name Mark Twain.

    A Short History of Virginia City by Ronald M. James, Susan A. James, 2014
  • 1895 - Virginia City
    Virginia City, the commercial metropolis of Nevada, and the capital of Storey co., is situated among rocky ledges and ravines on the eastern slope of ... Read MORE...

  • 1916 - Virginia City
    "Virginia City, a banking city, the capital of Storey co., Nev., is situated among rocky ledges and ravines on the eastern slope of Mount Davidson,... Read MORE...

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