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Description: “Although Virginia City had a hard reputation, I know from personal experience that it was as orderly as a Quaker meeting in comparison with either Bodie in the late 1870s and early ‘80s, or Aurora in the early 1860s, for I lived during the roughest times in all three places.” So, Nevada Governor Roswell K. Colcord told the Mining & Scientific Press in 1922. The key point is the comparison. Virginia City definitely had its moments. Come out to the…Find out more »
Description: Alice Conradt was just 16 years old when she married 28-year-old Will James, in Reno, Nevada. Alice met James through her brother Fred, not long after James’ sketches appeared on promotional material and posters for the 1919 First Annual Nevada Round-up, known today as the Reno Rodeo. Prior to meeting Alice, the drifter who called himself “Will James”, had spent time in prison in Carson City, Nevada and worked on several local ranches in Smith Valley and Topaz. Through…Find out more »
Samuel Clemens discovered his literary lodestone in Virginia City. McAvoy Lane brings that history to life as he returns to Piper’s Opera House for An Evening with Mark Twain in Nevada. Bio: McAvoy Layne Is the Ghost of Mark Twain For thirty years now, in over four thousand performances from Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City to Leningrad University in Russia, McAvoy has been preeminent in preserving the wit & wisdom of The Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope, Mark…Find out more »
Description: Most who have lived in Nevada have heard of the Fremont Cannon. Did you know it was lost? You will hear the lively story of Lieutenant John C. Fremont’s trip to California, in 1844, through Nevada and the historical importance of the Fremont Cannon to Nevada. Is the State University's cannon the real thing? What about the cannon in the State museum, is it the real thing? Many I will try to answer some of these, but many questions…Find out more »
Jeadene Solberg – Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters – Haunted Comstock 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. This region also consistently ranks as one of the most haunted locations in America and is at the top…Find out more »
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