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An apparent gas leak triggered an explosion that extensively damaged the historic Delta Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada on Tuesday, March


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At approximately 9 a. m. this morning, March 12, an explosion occurred at the Delta Saloon in Virginia City. According to the Storey County.


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Nevada's Virginia City was a boomtown during the gold and silver mining lore, including tales of the infamous “suicide table” at the Delta Saloon, since a mysterious — but probably not paranormal — explosion last winter.


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Visit The Historic Delta Saloon “Home of the Suicide Table”. The Delta Saloon is the only full service wedding & banquet facility in Virginia City, NV. Check out.


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At approximately 9 a. m. this morning, March 12, an explosion occurred at the Delta Saloon in Virginia City. According to the Storey County.


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An explosion happened Tuesday morning at the Delta Saloon in Virginia City shortly before 9 a.m., causing damage to the front of the building on.


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Feb 14, - Explore christy lyles's board "Virginia City, NV" on Pinterest. many other western mining towns, Virginia City, Nevada exploded in population back in the late 's. Virginia City Nevada The Suicide Table at Delta Saloon​.


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Two historic churches, St. In the area was even more desolate. As early as ten years before, some miners had been futilely seeking their fortunes placer mining in the streams of nearby and misnamed Gold Canyon. Above as shot. My guess is that your mileage may vary when it comes to quality and authenticity. Like most other miners he failed and in need of money took up reporting for the Territorial Enterprise. Another church, the First Presbyterian on the main drag is the oldest church in Virginia City. S ome of the saloons serve up food or music or both. Below, edited in monochrome. Apart from the campy attractions there is plenty of history to be found in Virginia City. Along with the saloons, all of the required ingredients in the recipe for a wild west tourist town are included. In a nod to old west ambience you can occasionally spot reenactors strolling around town. They also sell the retro goodies of my childhood; Turkish Taffy, Charleston Chews, jawbreakers and the widely frowned upon candy cigarettes. It was a violent place, notorious for saloons, dance halls, gambling dens, breweries, riots, murders and political corruption. In an apparent afterthought, nature threw in a few pine trees for variety. His namesake treasure would later lend its name to casinos, streets, restaurants and all manner of buildings and businesses scattered throughout the State of Nevada. The American West has fascinated me since I was a kid. This horse was spotted just outside the old cemetery. In sixties television fallen women were a taboo subject. Most westerns of the time were of the shoot em up variety but Bonanza was a horse of a different color. During its boom years Virginia CIty was the archetypal frontier town. Books regaling the legend and rowdy history of the silver boom spurred historical interest in the area and East Coast financiers injected monetary interest. Virginia City is indeed a unique and interesting little town. Well, we know how those kinds of oaths hold up and so, shortly after the secret was consummated it was leaked and the world was on its way to western Nevada. The story of the American West is a unique chapter in world history. Once in a while they spent a few moments mending a fence or leading a horse to water but most of their time was spent sorting out the melodrama du jour. The Suicide Table survived the explosion and can now be seen at the Bonanza Saloon. It was in Virginia City that Samuel Clemens cut his teeth as a young writer. I never could figure out what it was that they did for work. His name would live on, as the huge body of gold and silver in the Virginia Range would be known forever as the Comstock Lode. Virginia City is part of the lore and allure of the American West. Those Confederates represented legend, wishful thinking or a bit of both rather than authentic history. My guess is the miner and his mule are independent entrepreneurs rather than official city emissaries. With Union soldiers on garrison duty any overt sympathy towards the Confederacy such as uniforms was rewarded with a stay in the stoney lonesome of a Union stockade. One can usually spot a flitting jack rabbit or a grazing band of wild horses. So why would anybody have a notion of establishing a town in such a lonely, desolate place? The young reporter had journeyed to Nevada to try his luck prospecting. For an explanation of the game follow the link. Some of the saloons are of the touristy nature but there are a couple that seem to be reserved by custom as hangouts for the locals. With a full white beard he looks a bit like a scruffy Santa Claus in a union suit. By the census only residents remained in the entire county and Virginia City was physically crumbling. But a close look past the first impression of parched, flinty isolation reveals a unique beauty. Besides the mining implements the mule carries a sign inviting visitors to feed him a carrot for the price of one dollar. Comstock later sold his interest in the claim for thousands of dollars that he managed to fritter away over the course of 12 years. While silver is no longer to be found in the ground it can be found in a number of shops specializing in silver, turquoise and Native American jewelry. Carson City had just been founded the year before and Reno was ten years in the future. While there were gunfights aplenty Bonanza also included dramas about relationships and moral dilemmas encountered by the protagonists, thrice widowed Ben Cartwright and his sons Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe. A mustang ambles through a field of the omnipresent sagebrush. The music is lively but you best go in expecting to hear one of two genres, Country or Western. At sunrise the hills and bluffs gleam with the golds and yellows of the new day. Before the dawn of the internet many visitors from around the world were enthralled by the notion of visiting America and arriving into a scene from a Clint Eastwood western. The American West is a place, one that can be anywhere from St. During our most recent trip, Cora had a touching close encounter with a wild horse documented in the post A Mustang Moment. And there are saloons; plenty of those, although nowhere near the that served the city in its heyday. Luckily there were no casualties but for the damage done to the saloon and the wallet of the proprietor. In short order the two were swindled out of their claim by a fast talking miner named Henry Comstock who made his own claim that the discovery was on his property. We took the latter tour, an interesting 25 minute descent into a mine that adjoins the rear of the saloon. The second casualty is unnamed.

Take that Starbucks. A stroll along the delta saloon virginia city explosion a boardwalk is essential to a wild west town finds western wear shops, a hat shop, an old time photograph shop where you can have your picture taken in 19th century garb, antique shops, a general store, an all year Christmas shop and a bounty of souvenir shops.

Bighorn sheep are more reclusive animals. Some of the whiners on Tripadvisor complain about bumping their heads. During our last stay we saw a western lawman wearing a holstered hogs leg revolver chatting with three fellows in Confederate garb. The saloon is closed until repairs have been completed.

A year after the discovery a tent city sprung up and two years after that a full fledged city emerged with brick buildings and all the businesses and services needed for a booming town.

To that end Nevada was granted statehood five years after the discovery of the Comstock Lode. It took a newfangled bonanza to revive Virginia City; the tourist industry. Coyotes while not always seen can be heard howling and yapping in the early morning hours.

Photos also require a donation. You can get off at either of the two towns, look around and then take a later train back. Sunrise lights up see more bluffs of The Virginia Range.

Seems that a gas leak was ignited and the place exploded. The Virginia Range supports life beyond sagebrush and delta saloon virginia city explosion. Virginia City has all of the kitchy ingredients of delta saloon virginia city explosion typical western town. More than a time and place the American West is a collection of stories; of pioneers, of discovery, bravery, individualism, adventure, democracy, perseverance, and egalitarianism.

That the American West still captures the imagination was made clear to me one Saturday evening as the sun was setting behind Mount Davidson.

Those present at the assay swore an oath of secrecy, hoping to keep the fortune to themselves. He walks the length of C Street dragging around a poor white mule burdened with mining gear. Two views of The Territorial Enterprise office. His first article appeared on July 17th, A few months later he adopted his pen name, Mark Twain. The food? That early fascination led to books, research and college classes that separated fact from fiction. Just a few miles from their meager diggings was one of the richest veins of silver in history. A longer trip will take you to Carson City where bordellos are still in full flourish. My reaction is always a perverse yearning to join them. Destitute, he would later commit suicide in Montana. But by far the biggest bonanza of all would come as a result of a television show named — Bonanza. Shortly after the initial discovery an assay of the Comstock mud revealed the enormity of riches buried in that desolate place. For me though the most fascinating historic site is the Silver Terrace Cemetery, a subject for a future Cities of the Dead post. Turns out that those miners had been prospecting in the wrong place. There are the candy shops that offer barrels of salt water taffy and the de reguer old timey candies; candied apples, candy sticks, brittles and hard candies in flavors that make millennials scratch their heads — flavors like horehound and sarsaparilla. Mary in the Mountains and St. It was a sort of a cross between soap opera and horse opera. Ben was a rich fellow, his ranch spanning a thousand square miles. Those are the ones that open early in the morning and serve the grizzled old boys in faded and stained ball caps; veterans of life in the hardscrabble, who complain about liberals and pantywaists while they sip bloody Marys, screwdrivers and coffee spiked with various potables. The party was over and the lights were going out. But the anthology of the American West also contains stories of violence, greed, corruption, genocide, land grabbing, environmental depredations and unyielding jingoism; narratives that many Americans refuse to acknowledge. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific.