Pictures of Virginia City, Nevada

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    View North on C Street, Virginia City's Main Drag

    View north on C St., Virginia City's main drag
    ••• View north on C St., Virginia City's main drag. Photo © Stan White

    Nevada History in the Comstock National Historic District

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you...MORE will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Sign on the Bucket of Blood Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada

    Bucket of Blood Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Bucket of Blood Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Suicide Table in the Delta Saloon

    Suicide Table inside the Delta Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Suicide Table inside the Delta Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    The legend is that three men ended their own lives after losing everything playing Faro at this table.

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    View From the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City

    Picture window view from the Bucket of Blood Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Picture window view from the Bucket of Blood Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Storey County Courthouse, Virginia City, Nevada

    Storey County Courthouse, still in use in Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Storey County Courthouse, still in use in Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Built in 1876, the Storey County Courthouse is still performing its original function.

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Wooden Sidewalks in Virginia City, Nevada

    Strolling the wooden sidewalks in Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Strolling the wooden sidewalks in Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Chandelier Hanging in a Virginia City Saloon

    Chandelier graces the decor in a Virginia City saloon
    ••• Chandelier graces the decor in a Virginia City saloon. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    View South on C St., Virginia City's Main Street

    View south on C St., main drag through Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• View south on C St., main drag through Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Piper's Opera House, Virginia City, Nevada

    Inside Piper's Opera House, Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Inside Piper's Opera House, Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Students at the Fourth Ward School

    Class portrait from the Forth Ward School, Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Class portrait from the Forth Ward School, Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    The last graduating class was in 1936.

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Fourth Ward School, Virginia City, Nevada

    Fourth Ward School in Virginia City, now a museum
    ••• Fourth Ward School in Virginia City, now a museum. Photo © Stan White

    The Fourth Ward School is now a museum of life as it was in old Virginia City.

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Virginia City Mansion With a View

    Old mansion overlooks the hills east of Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Old mansion overlooks the hills east of Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    View from the Geiger Grade

    View from the Geiger Grade, on the road between Reno and Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• View from the Geiger Grade, on the road between Reno and Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    The original route between Reno and Virginia City was a toll road.

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Virginia City Memorial

    Historic cemetery in Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Erected by a Mother for Her Daughter and Grandson Historic cemetery in Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Life was hard and short for many people who braved the rigors of living in places like Virginia City.

    A double tragedy is spelled out on this headstone in a Virginia City cemetery - "In Memory of Annie E. Weir, Born in Galena, Ill., Jan. 12, 1854. Died Nov. 30, 1879. Infant Son of A. & W.K. Weir. Died Nov. 29, 1879."

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    Historic Cemetery in Virginia City

    Historic cemetery in Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Historic cemetery in Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    "In Memory of L.H. Torp. Departed This Life Dec. 8, 1878, Aged 50 Years. My Husband."

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    Wrought Iron and White Stone in a Virginia City Cemetery

    Historic cemetery in Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Historic cemetery in Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Stained Glass Window, St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church

    Stained glass window, St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Stained glass window, St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    St. Mary's is an active church and part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno.

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Stained Glass Window, St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church

    Stained glass window, St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Stained glass window, St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    St. Mary's is an active church and part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno.

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Wooden Sidewalks Line Virginia City's Downtown Streets

    Wooden sidewalks line the main street in historic Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Wooden sidewalks line the main street in historic Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    St. Paul's Episcopal Church & St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church

    St. Paul's Episcopal Church, St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• St. Paul's Episcopal Church (L) and St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    View North on C St., Virginia City's Main Street

    View north on C St., main drag through Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• View north on C St., main drag through Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    Old and New Meet in Virginia City

    Old and new meet in Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• Old and new meet in Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    The Way It Was Museum in Virginia City

    The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• The Way It Was Museum, one of many in Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.

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    V&T Engine No. 18 at the Comstock History Center in Virginia City

    V&T Railroad No. 18 at the Comstock History Center in Virginia City, Nevada
    ••• V&T Railroad Engine No. 18, the Dayton, at the Comstock History Center in Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Virginia City is a place right out of the Old West. Visitors will find intact many of the places that made it one of the richest spots on Earth during its late 1800s heyday. You can stroll the wooden sidewalks, have a drink in a saloon, learn the history in numerous museums, tour a mine, and marvel at how millions in silver and gold were wrested from the bleak environment on the side of Mt. Davidson. Today, tourism is the main industry - you will have fun visiting this throwback to the past.