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NV---History of the Comstock Lode in Virginia City, NV Gold mixed with high quality silver ore was recovered in quantities large enough to catch the eye of President Abe Lincoln. On October 31, 1864 Lincoln made Nevada a state although it did not contain enough people to constitutionally authorize statehood.

Virginia City, Nevada – Official Site for Hotels, Restaurants, Museums, Attractions, Events, History – Comstock Lode Mining, V&T Railroad, S...

Virginia City, Nevada – Official Site for Hotels, Restaurants, Museums, Attractions, Events, History – Comstock Lode Mining, V Railroad, Storey County

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Virginia City - named after a man from Virginia who discovered the Comstock Lode, the first discovery of silver in the US in 1859 - Nevada

Details about Rare vintage Comstock Lode main [Sutro] tunnel real photo postcard

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Virginia City, Nevada – Official Site for Hotels, Restaurants, Museums, Attractions, Events, History – Comstock Lode Mining, V Railroad, Storey County

Virginia City Hotels - Virginia City, Nevada – Official Site for Hotels, Restaurants, Museums, Attractions, Events, History – Comstock Lode Mining, V&T Railroad, Storey County