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Object ID 1000.122.01
Title From the Comstock Lode to Chevy Chase
Object Name Exhibit
Date 1998
Creator Eleanor Ford
Description From the Comstock Lode to Chevy Chase (p. 1 of 7: see 1000.122.02-07)
May 20, 1998
For Ed Heller's slide lecture for Chevy Chase Historical Society

Panel #1

Virginia City
Utah - 1859
Nevada - 1861
Mining town at the site of the Comstock Lode
[1000.122.01a]

252 miles from San Francisco by wagon in 1859
[Photo of Freighters to the Comstock via Donner and Henness Pass over the improved Sierra Highway]

By 1872 the Virginia & Truckee Railroad ran from Virginia City to Reno, meeting the Southern Pacific line to San Francisco.
Water was brought to Virginia City from Lake Tahoe, almost 30 miles by flume
[map of the Comstock Lode 1000.122.01b and 1000.122.01c]

Information and illustrations from:

Eliot Lord: Comstock Mining & Mines
1959 reprint of 1883 edition
Nowell-North: Berkeley, Cal.
Effie Mona Mack: William Morris Stewart 1827-1909
Nevada Historical Society Quarterly,
Vol. VII, 1 & 2, 1964.
Douglas McDonald: Virginia City & the Silver Region of the Comstock Lode
Nevada Publications, Las Vegas, 1982.
T.A. Rickard: A History of American Mining
McGraw Hill: N.Y. 1932.
John D. Wilburn: Gold & Silver Mines on the Comstock Lode
Publications Press: Mesa, Arizona 1988.
Frank Wright: The Comstock
Nevada Historical Society 1985.
Ted Worm and Harre Demoro: The Silver Short Line
Trans Anglo Books: Glendale, Cal. 1983.