Destroyed by Fire - Virginia City, NV, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 39° 18.620 W 119° 38.975
11S E 271557 N 4354563
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 2:31:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMGCV6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 4

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:

DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1875, VIRGINIA CITY WAS QUICKLY REBUILT AND BECAME A METROPOLIS OF 25,000 PEOPLE, SERVED BY STATE LINES AND THE WELLS FARGO BANK AND EXPRESS COMPANY. IT WAS LATER THE TERMINAL OF THE VIRGINIA AND TRUCKEE RAILROAD, RICHEST SHORT LINE IN THE WORLD.

THE TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE, WITH A STAFF OF JOSEPH GOODMAN, MARK TWAIN, ROLLIN DAGGETT, DAN DeQUILLE, AND C.C. GOODWIN, BECAME THE MOST CELEBRATED AND POWERFUL NEWSPAPER IN THE WEST.

ALL OF THE FAMOUS THEATRICAL STARS OF THE ERA APPEARED IN JOHN PIPER’S OPERA HOUSE.
Marker Title (required): Destroyed by Fire

Marker Text (required):
DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1875, VIRGINIA CITY WAS QUICKLY REBUILT AND BECAME A METROPOLIS OF 25,000 PEOPLE, SERVED BY STATE LINES AND THE WELLS FARGO BANK AND EXPRESS COMPANY. IT WAS LATER THE TERMINAL OF THE VIRGINIA AND TRUCKEE RAILROAD, RICHEST SHORT LINE IN THE WORLD. THE TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE, WITH A STAFF OF JOSEPH GOODMAN, MARK TWAIN, ROLLIN DAGGETT, DAN DeQUILLE, AND C.C. GOODWIN, BECAME THE MOST CELEBRATED AND POWERFUL NEWSPAPER IN THE WEST. ALL OF THE FAMOUS THEATRICAL STARS OF THE ERA APPEARED IN JOHN PIPER’S OPERA HOUSE.


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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