Virginia City, Nevada History For The Taking

Virginia City, Nevada is one of America's largest Historic Landmarks. Located just south east of Reno, Nevada, this historic mining town is easily accessible by car from Lake Tahoe, Reno, or Carson City. Some say Virginia City's rich gold and silver mines financed the Civil War. Now rich in history, Virginia City and the Comstock Lode still maintain the flavor of the hifalutin mining days, when Mark Twain roamed the streets and everybody wanted a piece of the "Richest Place on Earth."

Here are some of the more popular books on the Comstock Lode. Life in Virginia City and the surrounding mining communities was exciting and fast paced (for those days). Money from the mines went on the finance the Transatlantic cable and much of San Francisco.

Hope you enjoy the great reading...

Roughing It
by Mark Twain

My all time favorite book on the Comstock. Funny stuff from the great humorist. All about his adventures in Virginia City and his exploits in various mining towns back when he was still Samuel Clemens. The Big Bonanza: An Authentic Account of the Discovery, History, and Working of the Comstock Lode by Dan Dequille

You can't get a better account of life on the Comstock than from Dan De Quille's writing. Born William Wright in 1829, he was Nevada's most popular writer in the nineteenth century. A contemporary of Mark Twain and a great writer in his own right.

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