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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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Never Losing Sight Of Our History

Never Losing Sight Of Our History

By Corrine Casanova - The Good Life, West Reno. Charity Spotlight Whenever we have visitors from out of state, one of the first places we take them is historical Virginia City. Regardless of their age, they can’t help but fall in love with this amazing place. A must see is the Washoe Club’s ghost tour and the Comstock Boys at the Bucket of Blood. But, the best part of any trip is the rich history of Virginia City. As we meander through the town, my husband loves to point out the fascinating...

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Foundation Receives GuideStar Gold

Foundation Receives GuideStar Gold

By Donna Flood - Comstock Chronicle On March 24, 2020, the Com-stock Foundation for History and Culture was the recipient of GuideStar's Gold Seal of Transparency 2020 Award.  The award recognizes the Foundation’s level of commitment to its mission, including the development of a museum, the restoration of the Donovan Mill, and the preservation of the art and culture of the Comstock. Steven Saylor, Executive Director of the Foundation, was delighted with the news.  “This is quite an...

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The Comstock Historical Foundation Awarded $5K grant

The Comstock Historical Foundation Awarded $5K grant

By Jen Hunt - Comstock Chronicle The Comstock Historical Foundation was recently awarded a $5,000.00 grant from the NV Energy Foundation to support the design-ing of a new museum, “The Comstock Foundation Min-ing Milling Museum & Visitor Center,” an 8,800 square foot structure which will be an all-inclusive history of the mining processes of the Comstock era. “NV Energy celebrates your continued commitment to protect, preserve, and restore landmark, historical and cultural properties, and...

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