The Comstock Lode Discovery - Virginia City, NV, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 39° 18.620 W 119° 38.971
11S E 271563 N 4354562
Quick Description: This historical marker stands in the center of town, on a large, four-sided, composite rock base monument, with informative plaques on each side commemorating historical events and people of Virginia City, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 1:04:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMGCTM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 6

Long Description:
This monument is situated on the edge of a parking lot on the east side of C Street, between Union Street and Taylor Street. This is one of seven historical markers attached to the monument, it reads:

THE COMSTOCK LODE WAS DISCOVERED BY ETHAN ALLEN GROSH AND HOSEA BALLOU GROSH, FOLLOWED BY THE DISCOVERY OF SILVER ORE IN THE LODE BY PATRICK McLAUGHLIN AND PETER O’REILLY, ON GROUND CLAIMED BY HENRY T.P. COMSTOCK AND JAMES FENNIMORE.

SQUARE-SET TIMBERING, INVENTED BY PHILLIP DEIDESHEMER IN 1860, MADE POSSIBLE MINING LARGE BONANZA ORE BODIES AT GREAT DEPTHS IN THE MEXICAN, OPHIR, CALIFORNIA, VIRGINIA CONSOLIDATED, BEST AND BELCHER, SAVAGE, GOULD AND CURRY, HALE AND NORCROSS, CHOLAR AND POTOSI, IMPERIAL, YELLOW JACKET, KENTUCK, CROWN POINT AND BELCHER MINES.

ADOLPH SUTRO DROVE A 4 MILES ADIT AND OVER 4 MILES OF LATERALS INTO MT. DAVIDSON TO DRAIN THE MINES. MORE THAN ONE-HALF BILLION DOLLARS WERE EXTRACTED.

WATER WAS BROUGHT 30 MILES FROM SIERRA NEVADA TO VIRGINIA CITY.
Marker Title (required): The Comstock Lode Discovery

Marker Text (required):
THE COMSTOCK LODE WAS DISCOVERED BY ETHAN ALLEN GROSH AND HOSEA BALLOU GROSH, FOLLOWED BY THE DISCOVERY OF SILVER ORE IN THE LODE BY PATRICK McLAUGHLIN AND PETER O’REILLY, ON GROUND CLAIMED BY HENRY T.P. COMSTOCK AND JAMES FENNIMORE. SQUARE-SET TIMBERING, INVENTED BY PHILLIP DEIDESHEMER IN 1860, MADE POSSIBLE MINING LARGE BONANZA ORE BODIES AT GREAT DEPTHS IN THE MEXICAN, OPHIR, CALIFORNIA, VIRGINIA CONSOLIDATED, BEST AND BELCHER, SAVAGE, GOULD AND CURRY, HALE AND NORCROSS, CHOLAR AND POTOSI, IMPERIAL, YELLOW JACKET, KENTUCK, CROWN POINT AND BELCHER MINES. ADOLPH SUTRO DROVE A 4 MILES ADIT AND OVER 4 MILES OF LATERALS INTO MT. DAVIDSON TO DRAIN THE MINES. MORE THAN ONE-HALF BILLION DOLLARS WERE EXTRACTED. WATER WAS BROUGHT 30 MILES FROM SIERRA NEVADA TO VIRGINIA CITY.


County (required): Storey

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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