Restoring the Legacy of a Nation.
The Comstock Historic District is one of the most important National Historic Landmarks in the
United States of America. At over fourteen thousand acres, it is also one of the largest.
The district includes Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, the historic part of Dayton, and the historic site of Sutro.
The Landmark commemorates a long history of remarkable achievements in the field of mining.
News From 1939 Car Theft
By Denise Crites - Dayton Vally Dispatch On Wednesday, June 17th, Dayton was dealt a blow when the historic 1881 Carson and Colorado Railroad Depot on the corner of Highway 50 and Main Street burned to the ground, fanned by strong winds out of the north-northeast. The...
Q: I was recently driving up to Virginia City, and noticed a sign on the old Donovan Mill in Silver City, referencing a restoration by the Comstock Foundation for History & Culture. What are they actually doing in there? A: Hello, thank you for the inquiry. It’s a...
DONOVAN MILL NATIONAL GHOST HUNTING DAY!
On Saturday, September 25th the Donovan Mill was one of 50
National sites that participated in National Ghost Hunting Day.
The Ghost hunt was organized by Foundation partners
the Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters.
They were joined by teams from The Haunted
Side and The New Reality.
Here’s a photo of the three groups at the Donovan Mill
before the Ghost hunting participants arrived.
Broken into groups then teams split up and swapped place
in the seven different buildings that make up the Donovan Mill.
Tons of activity keep them going till 2 am and didn’t disappoint all
in attendance. Special thanks to Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters,
The Haunted Side and The New Reality for donating
all the funds raised to the Comstock Foundation.
An Open Letter to Virginia City
Among the 200 Twain scholars I’ve communed with over the past 40 years, Virginia City has been their biggest disappointment. Hannibal, Hartford and Elmira boast Mark Twain’s profile in grand style, and our Comstock Fathers & Mothers should visit there.
Mark Twain has a wider reputation, is better known nationally and world-wide than Virginia City, and many Comstock residents would be quite surprised to hear that.
It’s time we recognize and celebrate the literary birthplace of America’s best loved author, Mark Twain; time for Virginia City to take her rightful place of honor as the lodestone of the enduring literary compendium of one Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Commemorate it and they will come.
Our intrepid Executive Director of the Comstock Foundation for History & Culture, Steven Saylor, along with the propitious new owner and renovator of the Territorial Enterprise Building, Tom Hayward, will be leading the way.
I see a new dispensation dawning over Virginia City…
With great love for the Comstock Lode,
I remain your faithful servant and friend,
The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture was the recipient of the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s Pioneer/Boundary Peak Award as best non profit in 2018. The Comstock Foundation has worked since 2014 to rebuild historic structures and encourage the preservation and promotion of the historic and cultural resources within the Virginia City National Landmark District.
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