Nevada Day 2014
Throughout its history and long before it became a state, Nevada was known for its silver and gold. The Comstock Lode was the richest silver discovery in history. Precious metals mined from Virginia City, Gold Hill, and surrounding areas, now known as the Comstock Historic District, created enormous wealth that played an instrumental part in Nevada becoming a state, funding the Civil war, the expansion of the West and building much of old San Francisco.
In that tradition, it was a great honor for Comstock Mining to participate in the celebration of Nevada’s sesquicentennial. We would like to share some of those photos with you, courtesy of dKer photography.
To honor Nevada's sesquicentennial the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture and the County hosted a special reception at the Gold Hill Depot. After extensive restorations by Storey County, the Virginia City Tourism Commission, and the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture, the rarely-seen interior was open to the public. Many visitors were present for the unveiling of “Nine Cheers for the Silver State,” a painting by Nevada artist Steven Saylor that takes its title from a Gold Hill Daily News headline that appeared on October 31, 1864. Visitors were also able to see the limited edition collectable, pure (.9999) Silver Medallion, expressly created by Comstock Mining, to commemorate and celebrate the occasion. This represents the first substantial minting of Comstock Silver since the Carson City Mint closed in 1893.
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