Securing The Historic Comstock Lode Impact
Upper Yellow Jacket Hoist Works Restoration:
In 2013 the CFHC completely restored the iconic Upper Yellow Jacket Hoist Works in Gold Hill along with V&T Railroad track. This significant feat was completed in 2014 for just under 125,000.
Donovan Stamp Mill (DSM) Restoration Project:
CFHC purchased the DSM complex for $195,000 in 2014. The DSM complex will require approximately $4 Million to ring it back into service entirely. Ultimately, the complex will serve as a functioning demonstration Stamp Mill, a Comstock Mining and Milling Museum and Interpretive Center
Dayton Consolidated Mill
Lessor Ore Bins Restoration Project:
Constructed in the late 1930’s the Dayton Lessor Ore Bins represent the most complete and substantial group of their type remaining in the Comstock Historic District. The objective is to complete raising and leveling the bins an to place steel beams and construct footings beneath them. Additionally, reinforce the intact façade, followed by raising and attaching façade to a framework that also re-creates the southern end of the bin.
Nine Cheers for the Silver State
In 2015 for Nevada’s sesquicentennial celebration, the Comstock Foundation, Comstock Mining and local renowned Nevada artist Steven Saylor, embarked on a project that celebrated the 150th anniversary of Nevada and Nevada’s State representatives: Governor Sandoval, and former Governors Paul Laxalt, Bob List (and his dog Sunshine), Dick Bryan, and Bob Miller; US Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller and US Congressman Mark Amodei. The painting also features former first ladies Dema Guinn and Dawn Gibbons, representing those two administrations and Comstock Foundation directors Corrado De Gasperis, John Winfield and Ron James. Governor Sandoval is featured signing a proclamation announcing Nevada’s admission to the Union.