Comstock Production - Virginia City, NV, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 39° 18.620 W 119° 38.970
11S E 271564 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 4:16:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMGCVQ
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:

COMSTOCK PRODUCTION ALTERED WORLD MONETARY STANDARDS, KEPT THE UNITED STATES SOLVENT DURING THE CIVIL WAR, CREATED THE STATE OF NEVADA AND MADE POSSIBLE THE TWO SENATE VOTES NECESSARY TO PASS THE THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT, BUILT SAN FRANCISCO, BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE GREAT FIRE OF 1906, AND FOUNDED NUMEROUS INDUSTRIES.

WILLIAM RALSTON AND WILLIAM SHARON WERE THE FIRST FINANCIAL GENIUSES OF VIRGINIA CITY, THE BIG BONANZA MADE JOHN W. MACKEY, JAMES G. FAIR, JAMES G. FLOOD, AND WILLIAM O'BRIEN THE "SILVER KINGS".

GEORGE HEARST, FOUNDER OF A NEWSPAPER DYNASTY, MADE A FORTUNE IN VIRGINIA CITY.

WILLIAM M. STEWART, EMINENT LAWYER, DRAFTER THE FIRST FEDERAL MINING LAWS.
Marker Title (required): Comstock Production

Marker Text (required):
COMSTOCK PRODUCTION ALTERED WORLD MONETARY STANDARDS, KEPT THE UNITED STATES SOLVENT DURING THE CIVIL WAR, CREATED THE STATE OF NEVADA AND MADE POSSIBLE THE TWO SENATE VOTES NECESSARY TO PASS THE THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT, BUILT SAN FRANCISCO, BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE GREAT FIRE OF 1906, AND FOUNDED NUMEROUS INDUSTRIES. WILLIAM RALSTON AND WILLIAM SHARON WERE THE FIRST FINANCIAL GENIUSES OF VIRGINIA CITY, THE BIG BONANZA MADE JOHN W. MACKEY, JAMES G. FAIR, JAMES G. FLOOD, AND WILLIAM O'BRIEN THE "SILVER KINGS". GEORGE HEARST, FOUNDER OF A NEWSPAPER DYNASTY, MADE A FORTUNE IN VIRGINIA CITY. WILLIAM M. STEWART, EMINENT LAWYER, DRAFTER THE FIRST FEDERAL MINING LAWS.


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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