Virginia City, Nevada

The Founding Of Virginia City, Nevada

On June 8, 1859, Virginia City, Nevada was founded after the Comstock Lode was discovered by two Irishmen Patrick McLaughlin and Peter O’Reilly . The area of Virginia City day on the largest silver deposit in the state of Nevada. During the U.S. Civil War, President Lincoln daughter to keep Nevada in the Union so the silver, from mines such as those in Virginia City, could help finance the war.

Presently, when you enter Virginia City, there is a mining artifact you see from the Comstock Lode.

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