"Brunswick Ledge" - 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 12:41:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMGCT8
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:

"“BRUNSWICK LEDGE”
MONTE CRISTO LODE / OCCIDENTAL LODE
SILVER STAR MINING DISTRICT

A SEPARATE BUT SIMILAR PARALLEL ORE BODY 1 ¼ MILES EAST OF THE COMSTOCK LODE AND 2 ¼ MILES LONG, LOCATED 1863 BY CREW OF THE OCCIDENTAL MINE AT THE SOUTH END AND LATER BY THE MONTE CRISTO MINE ON THE NORTH. IN 1872 SUTRO TUNNEL CREWS CUT A 100 FT. WIDE LEDGE 1361 FEET UNDER THE ST. JOHN PROPERTY AND NAMED THE RICH VEIN “BRUNSWICK”. POSSIBLY TO HONOR THE EXQUISITE SALOON BACK BARS AND BILLIARD TABLES OF THAT ERA.

SEVERAL MAJOR COMSTOCK MINES EXTENDED TO THE LEDGE IN 1895. PEAK PRODUCTION YEARS WERE 1896-1914 WITH TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF ORE REMOVED.

DEDICATED JUNE 23, 1984
JULIA C. BULETTE CHAPTER 1864
E CLAMPUS VITUS"
Marker Title (required): "Brunswick Ledge"

Marker Text (required):
A SEPARATE BUT SIMILAR PARALLEL ORE BODY 1 ¼ MILES EAST OF THE COMSTOCK LODE AND 2 ¼ MILES LONG, LOCATED 1863 BY CREW OF THE OCCIDENTAL MINE AT THE SOUTH END AND LATER BY THE MONTE CRISTO MINE ON THE NORTH. IN 1872 SUTRO TUNNEL CREWS CUT A 100 FT. WIDE LEDGE 1361 FEET UNDER THE ST. JOHN PROPERTY AND NAMED THE RICH VEIN “BRUNSWICK”. POSSIBLY TO HONOR THE EXQUISITE SALOON BACK BARS AND BILLIARD TABLES OF THAT ERA. SEVERAL MAJOR COMSTOCK MINES EXTENDED TO THE LEDGE IN 1895. PEAK PRODUCTION YEARS WERE 1896-1914 WITH TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF ORE REMOVED.


County (required): Storey

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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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