The Virginal City cemetery of today appears nothing like it did during the bonanza years of the Comstock. It was once a lush parkland, composed of more than a dozen different burial grounds.
Once the center of a mining district of 25,000 people, Hamilton now sits deserted ten miles off Hwy. 50 in White Pine County, between Eureka and Ely.
Las Vegas casinos have donated many of their signature Las Vegas signs to the Neon Museum for its outdoor gallery of restored neon at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and Fremont St. The museum’s “Neon Boneyard” is a nearby three-acre site enclosing more than 150 historic, non-restored signs.
Since its opening in 2004, Reno’s Whitewater Park has attracted kayakers, tubers, rafters, and swimmers to the Truckee River where it runs through the downtown area. Its 7,000 tons of rocks and boulders provide landscaping and seats for spectators.
After nearly five years of construction, in often abominable conditions, the Central Pacific Railroad broke through the summit of the Sierra Nevada at Donner Pass in the spring of 1868.
From the transformer platform below Hoover Dam its imposing 726 foot height, the highest in the country, is evident. The structure extends 1,244 feet across Black Canyon and is 660-feet thick at its base.
The Gold Hill Depot of the V&T Railroad was completed in September 1869. The station served passengers and freight, and was also a telegraph station. In 1938 the locomotive Reno pulled the last V&T train out of Virginia City and Gold Hill.
A collection of navigable 360° panoramas created by Howard Goldbaum, a professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Please join us as we travel all around the Silver State in virtual reality.