Virginia City

Tags: cstreet , internationalhotel , virginiacity

Date of photo: 1880

Photographer: Unknown

Source : Facebook: Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984

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C Street in Virginia City in the 1880s, seen from a second floor balcony. A block away on the left is the International Hotel, at the corner of C Street and Union.

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Date Uploaded: January 16, 2022

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Contributor: Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984 on Facebook

Source: Facebook: Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984

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Source Caption: View along C Street in Virginia City, Nevada c. 1880.
Banner over the street reads "Headquarters Democratic County Central Committee"
Photographer unknown
Virginia City developed as a boomtown with the 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode, the first major silver deposit discovery in the United States, with numerous mines opening. The population peaked in the mid-1870s, with an estimated 25,000 residents.
Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, after telegraphing the Constitution of Nevada to the Congress days before the November 8 presidential election (the largest & costliest transmission ever by telegraph). Statehood was rushed to help ensure three electoral votes for Abraham Lincoln's reelection & add to the Republican congressional majorities.

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