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Preserving Mining History Brick by Brick

Preserving Mining History Brick by Brick

Daughters of the American Revolution Lisa Jayne, a member of Sierra Nevada Chapter in Reno, Nev., and her husband, Greg, are volunteers for the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture, an organization that specializes in preserving the mining history of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark in Nevada. Last winter, the couple attended a lecture on gold mills in the Virginia City mining district sponsored by the Comstock Foundation and were inspired to do their part in helping...

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Donovan Mill National Ghost Hunting Day!

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...

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Historic Train Depot Destroyed By Fire

Historic Train Depot Destroyed By Fire

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 depot is one of three remaining Carson and Colorado Railroad Depots and the only one remaining in Nevada. Lyon County owned the land and the depot. The Historical Society of Dayton was doing the restoration. The Carson and...

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Donovan Mill Stands the Test of Time

Donovan Mill Stands the Test of Time

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 pleasure for us to share this information. Perhaps some history first? Our popular and very local newspaper, The Comstock Chronicle, recently ran the first two parts of a four-part submission on the history of milling in Silver...

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