Ghost Adventures (S03E06) Virginia City, NV – Old Washoe Club

Visit: sites.google.com for Paranormal News and Information. Zak, Nick and Aaron return to Virginia City, NV, the site of their very first investigation. The angry spirits in this old western mining town have been waiting for their return. Some amazing EVPs are captured during this episode of Ghost Adventures at the Old Washoe Club. Virginia City, Nevada, or Old Virginny Town as it was called by locals, was built around the infamous Comstock Lode, which, in 1859, was the first major discovery of silver in the US, and which lured fortune-seeking prospectors from all over the world. Here, immense fortunes were made by a lucky few while countless others toiled in the mines, often meeting their death in pursuit of the same. The Comstock Lode was the first major US discovery of silver ore, located under what is now Virginia City, Nevada, on the eastern slope of Mount Davidson, a peak in the Virginia Range. After the discovery was made public in 1859, prospectors rushed to the area and scrambled to stake their claims. Mining camps soon thrived in the vicinity, which became bustling centers of fabulous wealth. The excavations were carried to depths of more than 3200 feet (1000 m). It is notable not just for the immense fortunes it generated and the large role those fortunes had in the growth of Nevada and San Francisco, but also for the advances in mining technology that it spurred. The mines declined after 1874. Death came in many forms on the Comstock, not only in the mines
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Patrick’s Fly Fishing Adventures in Virginia IV

I continue to explore the fantastic rivers of Virginia. In September, I took a trip to Mossy Creek (public stretch) – which was incredibly hard work but rewarding. I then explored the upper reaches of the Alma access on the South Fork Shenandoah to catch the end of season for Smallies. With trout season upon us in Western Virginia, I headed out for some ‘urban’ fishing on the South River (Waynesboro) – and some wild Brook trout fishing on the Rapidan in the Shenandoah National Park. Hopefully the pictures/vid does justice to the wonderful rivers of Virginia.Get out and fish there’s plenty to look at!
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Smitty the Italian Stallion at Norfolk & Western Railroad Adventures.

Norfolk & Western signal gang # 4 adventures in the 1980’s Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) is a major Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. With headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, the company operates 21500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario, Canada. The most common commodity hauled on the railroad is coal from mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The railroad also offers an extensive intermodal network in eastern North America. The current system was formed in 1982 with the creation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, a holding company, and on December 31, 1990, the Southern Railway was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway, and control of the Norfolk and Western Railway was transferred from the holding company to the Norfolk Southern Railway. In 1999, the system grew substantially with the acquisition of over half of Conrail.
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