Historic Map - Virginia City, NV - 1875

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View of Virginia City, Storey County, N.V., 1875 / drawn & published by Augustus Koch.

This bird’s-eye view print of Virginia City, Nevada was drawn and published by Augustus Koch, Britton, Rey & Co. in 1875. When silver was discovered in the late 1850's Virginia City’s population boomed with the arrival of miners, speculators, railroad men and merchants, all eager to gain from the discovery.

The map shows Virginia City at the peak of its silver mining prosperity. The mines later diminished and the town was largely abandoned. A great fire in 1875 caused millions of dollars of damages in Virginia City.

Samuel Clemens first used his pen name of Mark Twain in the 1860's when he worked as a reporter for the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City.
The map shows labeled roads, buildings and railroad routes.

Features references to the following locations:

Court House.
Public Schools.
Congregational Church.
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Roman Catholic Church.
Episcopal Church.
1st Baptist Church.
St. Mary’s Convent.
Masonic Cemetery.
Odd Fellows Cemetery.
City Cemetery.
Odd Fellows Building.
Masonic Building.
Pioneer’s Hall.
International Hotel.
Piper’s Opera House.
Washoe Club House.
Bank of Califorinia.
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Building.
Virginia & Truckee R. R. Passenger Depot.
Virginia & Truckee R. R. Freight Depot.
Mount Davidson Liberty Pole erected by Eagle Engine Co. No. 3.
Marye’s Building.
Alta Planing Mills.
Union Foundry.
Fulton Foundry.
Summit Boiler Works.
Virginia City Gas Works.
Con. Virginia Mining Co’s Works.
Consolidated Mill Works.
Ophir Mining Co’s Works.
Sierra Nevada Co’s Works.
Mariposa Mining Co’s Works.
California Con. Co’s Mining Works.
Gould & Curry Mining Co’s Works.
Savage Mining Co’s Works.
Hale & Norcross Mining Co’s Works.
Chollar Potosi Mining Co’s Works.
Mint Mining Co’s Works.
Senator Mining Co’s Works.
Bullion Mining Co’s Works.
Andes Mining Co’s Works.

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