Nevada California

Watch in 480P for best results. “Can ya help me to find… Nevada, California?” Road trip video, & still footage from May – September, 2010 through Northwestern Nevada, and Northern California. Some of the footage was taken at Virginia City, Nevada where the famous 1960’s TV Western series “Bonanza” was based on. I made this into a (sort of) music video just for the fun of it after I heard the song. Please rate this & leave a comment if you can. Thanks, & enjoy!
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Virginia City and Carson City Nevada VC&C Railway – Gold Hill Spur

On July 23, 2010 we took a short trip on the Virginia City and Carson City Railway to Gold Hill and back. It was well worth the trip to see the old mine workings from one of the largest gold strikes in history called the Comstock Lode. Incredible views of the desert mountain scapes, old mining tailings, equipment, and buildings dot route from Virginia City to Gold Hill. Travel back in time to the 1800s on this railway experience. Enjoy the video. It was taken on a small Olympus digital camera. The background music is from a group called The Boys from Joe Denny’s Saloon.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Virginia City, Nevada

Recorded June 19, 1999. Virginia City is one of the oldest established cities in Nevada. Like many cities and towns in the state, Virginia City was a mining boomtown; in fact it is one of the most famous boomtowns in the Old West as it virtually appeared overnight as a result of the Comstock Lode silver strike of 1859. During its peak, Virginia City had a population of nearly 30000 residents. When the Comstock Lode ended in 1898, the city’s population declined sharply. The population of Virginia City is 1000 people in the town. Virginia City was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961. This in effect created a Virginia City Historic District. Today, Virginia City is but a shadow of its former glory, however, it still draws over 2 million visitors per year. It is one of the nation’s larger National Historic Landmarks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Keeping with tradition, Virginia City does not have any chain stores or fast food restaurants. This video covers my short visit to the town in June 1999. From: timvp.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tahoe House Hotel, Virginia City, Nevada

Tahoe House Hotel, Virginia City, Nevada
Virginia Hotels
Image by Glenn Franco Simmons
These photos taken in Virginia City will eventually show Virginia City at its finest and at its worst (each person can be his/her own judge), as this historical landmark is being allowed, for the most part, to rust, warp and waste away.

While America can find vast sums of wealth ~ amounts that stagger one’s comprehension ~ to wage fruitless conflict after fruitless conflict to feed its corrupt military-industrial-political cabal, our vast historical heritage throughout the United States is not a national priority.

Nor will it be. Just look at the self-centered, narcissistic clown shows so readily apparent in Washington, D.C., and state capitols.

Gives pause to one having hope, doesn’t it?

Well, I’m an eternal optimist; my spirits lifted by hard-working and dedicated public servants, philanthropists, organizations and private individuals.

In Virginia City, many entities have come together to preserve such wonderful landmarks as St. Mary’s in The Mountains Church, the Opera House and the Fourth Ward School.

However, despite the best intentions, and the tireless work of many people and organizations, Virginia City’s historic heart is rotting away.

From just a visitor’s point of view, with little knowledge ~ aside from my own observations ~ of the true condition of this city’s buildings, I have seen Virginia City deteriorate since I first visited in 1990.

Hopefully, these photos, as well as photos by other photographers, will help motivate someone or something to realize that while much of Virginia City’s buildings are privately owned, they are a national treasure, and it will require tapping the national treasure to restore and rehabilitate as many of them as possible.

Now that wars have helped bankrupt this nation, however, it appears Virginia City will continue to languish in the hot summer sun and the cold winter air and snow, until the rot in wood and the instability of masonry and brick become so bad that some buildings may finally reach that point of no return.

(If some haven’t already.)

Let’s hope that does not happen.

"Guests can stroll along authentic board sidewalks, view historic churches, scores of 19th century homes, public buildings and quaint cemeteries," according to the Virginia City Convention and Tourism Authority’s Web site.

"They also can visit Old West saloons, shops, museums and restaurants for free or nominal costs, ride on a stagecoach, horse-drawn carriage, trolley or the historic steam-engine Virginia and Truckee Railroad that crosses scenic high desert and landscape dotted with old mines.

"The 19th century mining boom turned Virginia City into the most important settlement between Denver and San Francisco; and grubby prospectors into instant millionaires. They built mansions, imported furniture and fashions from Europe and the Orient, and helped finance {The Union in} The Civil War and then went on to build empires around the world. The finest example being San Francisco."

The Web site notes that Virginia City is among America’s "12 Distinctive Destinations."

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