Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:38

Founded in 1859 after a gold strike was made south of Mount Davidson.  It became one of Comstock's most prosperous towns while Twain was in Virginia City with a population of about 3,000 people.  By the 1870s, more than 10,000 people lived there, merging with Virginia City.  The area soon declined and is now little more than a ghost town.

39° 17' 26" N , 119° 39' 27" W
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