Virginia City, Nevada - Pioneer Stage leaving Wells Fargo, by Lawrence and Houseworth. Vintage photo restored by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.
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NEVADA: A PHOTO OF SEVEN COMSTOCK MINERS (CIRCA 1880) The first major discovery of silver ore in the US, the Comstock Lode, sparked a silver rush in 1859. Over the next twenty or so years, the lode generated huge fortunes for prospectors and was instrumental in Nevada's growth.
Boom town of Virginia City, Nevada. The town sprung up out of nowhere with the discovery of the Comstock Load, one of the richest mines in the Old West. This picture was taken in which would have been in the very early days of the town.