From Boomtown to Ghost Town – Virginia City, Montana

Virginia City was founded after gold was discovered near Alder Creek in 1863. The boomtown became the capital of the newly established territory of Montana in 1865, and held onto that role for 10 years. A number of Montana firsts took place in Virginia City. Due to rampant crime, a … Continue reading

Virginia City and Carson City Nevada V&T Railway – Gold Hill Spur

On July 23, 2010 we took a short trip on the Virginia and Truckee Railway to Gold Hill and back. It was well worth the trip to see the old mine workings from one of the largest gold strikes in history called the Comstock Lode. Incredible views of the desert … Continue reading

Comstock Gold Mill – Virginia City, Nevada

One of the last running gold mills anywhere. Constructed circa 1860s in the old west town of Virginia City, Nevada. Huge tourist attraction with train and stagecoach rides, mill and mine tours, and a downtown with shops, restaurants, and other cool old west stuff. Prepare to spend a good day … Continue reading