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Three Historic Nevada Cities: Carson City, Reno, Virginia City

tells the stories of three cities established after the Comstock Lode discovery in 1859 brought a "reverse migration" from California. The stories, told by this travel itinerary of 57 places, feature the mining and agricultural city now known for gaming, the remarkable collection of 19th-century buildings created with wealth generated by the Comstock Lode, and the state capital. (National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service)

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A prominent landmark, sits at the southern entrance to Virginia City. It was built in 1876.  Photo by Terri McBride, Courtesy of Nevada State Historic Preservation Office.

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