"The Richest Place on Earth" - Virginia City, NV, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 39° 18.622 W 119° 38.972
11S E 271561 N 4354566
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 1:52:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMGCV2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 2

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:

In June of 1859 in Gold Canyon, a second group of Prospectors found the outcropping of what would become one of the richest gold and silver deposits ever found. Soon to be known as “the Richest Place on Earth” the Washoe Diggings, as it was called, became the towns of Virginia City and Gold Hill with populations approaching 28,000 people and was a major factor for the admission of Nevada as the 36th state in the Union. This sesquicentennial year is the 150th anniversary of the gold and silver find.

Dedicated June 27 2009
Julia C. Bulette chapter 1864 E Clampus Vitus
Marker Title (required): "The Richest Place on Earth"

Marker Text (required):
In June of 1859 in Gold Canyon, a second group of Prospectors found the outcropping of what would become one of the richest gold and silver deposits ever found. Soon to be known as “the Richest Place on Earth” the Washoe Diggings, as it was called, became the towns of Virginia City and Gold Hill with populations approaching 28,000 people and was a major factor for the admission of Nevada as the 36th state in the Union. This sesquicentennial year is the 150th anniversary of the gold and silver find.


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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