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    Default A different look at Virginia City, Nevada

    Not from the tourist point of view.
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    Thanks Don! It was scenes like these that excited me about the history of the area the first time I saw it in 1972. I loved looking around the horizon, searching for a sign or reminant of mining activity. I also love the different styles of architecture of the buildings. There seemed to be at least 8 or 10 cemetaries and it was interesting to read the markers and think about the life they may have lived.
    Is that the Makay mansion or the Chollar mansion in the photo in front of the Forth Ward School? It's been awhile since I was in Virginia City.

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    Nice images!
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    Thanks Guys, that's the Chollar Mansion in back of the Forth Ward School. That was before it was restored.
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    Beautiful! I was there in the early 1970s but my memory is almost zip except for the touristy stuff. I love that first photo.

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    The great pics just keep comming........Thanks.Speedy

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    Thanks for the nice photos. Haven't made it to Virginia City yet, . . but will do so . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang View Post
    Thanks for the nice photos. Haven't made it to Virginia City yet, . . but will do so . . .
    Well worth the trip. Just remember, ya gotta look beyond the tourist stuff because there's so much history up there. The surrounding towns of Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Sutro, etc. just have gobs of stuff to look at. Even "C" Street in Virginia with all the tourist trade is full of history with the Bucket of Blood, Delta, and other businesses going back many years. Up on "B" Street is the Piper's Opera House, the old Court House and many others to see. If ya can ever get into the old Court House (I did becuse I knew the sheriff at the time) is really something to see. The cells are actually carved into solid rock with only an iron gate entrance. There ain't no escape from that.
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    I'll second to what Don said.
    Every time we went,we missed something.
    We would like to go again.

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    My wife and I got married at the courthouse in Virginia City in 1990. Third marraige for both of us, so we decided to go the easy route without the hoopla of the usual weddings. This marraige has lasted.
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