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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.

Three Historic Nevada Cities: Carson City, Reno, Virginia City tells the stories of three cities established after the Comstock Lode discovery in 1859...

Hell located, described, and measured according to the Bible and science: in a lecture.

From Slavery to Freedom, 1824-1909 presents nearly 400 pamphlets written by African-Americans and others about slavery...

'Chief Little Crow,' With pen and pencil on the frontier in 1851; the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer, by Francis Blackwell Mayer (Saint Paul, 1932).

Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, 1820-1910 portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the 17th to the early 20th...

On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered this 'Day of Infamy Speech.' Immediately afterward, Congress declared war, and the Unite

Our Documents features 100 milestone documents in U.S. history. Each week, the website highlights 3...


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