Virginia City Area

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Soon after gold was discovered nearby in 1863, Virginia City filled with thousands of prospectors and fortune seekers. It is now a well-preserved ghost town paying homage to the earlier era of the “wild west” — gold mining, the lack of a justice system, and serious criminal activity. An interesting history of this region can be found HERE.

The photos on this page are mostly from Virginia City. But there are a few photos from neighboring towns of Nevada City, Ennis, and Silver Star in the slide show.

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Since my visits to Virginia City have all been after the “season”, most of the old town was closed and deserted. The absence of “tourists” was great. I enjoyed photographing through the old store windows.

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The photo below has a surprise that you might not be able to see clearly at the resolution on this page. But if you click the photo you will be taken to a page where you can zoom in and explore this and two others. Two of them have surprises for those who do explore the images.

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Please enjoy the slide show that follows.