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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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