BEATNIK HIWAY-VIRGINIA CITY,MONTANA

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Virginia City Montana 150 Anniversary 1863 - 2013; 150 years since striking gold at alder gulch.

SOME FOLKS MADE A FORTUNE HERE.

BUT WHAT THEY LEFT BEHIND WAS PRICELESS.

All of Montana has the deepest pride and affection for Virginia City. No more colorful pioneer mining camp ever existed. Dramatic tales of the early days in this vicinity are legion. Rich placer diggings were discovered in Alder Gulch in the spring of 1863 and the stampede of gold seekers and their parasites was on! Sluices soon lined the gulch and various “cities” blossomed forth as trading and amusement centers for free handed miners. Virginia City, the best known of these and the sole survivor, became the Capitol of the Territory.

The very much alive ghost town, Virginia City, Montana, is frozen in time. It is a remarkably well preserved old west Victorian gold mining town just 20 miles west of Yellowstone National Park (90 miles by road). When the gold ran out, there was still enough left so that homes and businesses were occupied, but there was not enough wealth to remodel the buildings. So it froze, and now represents the whole Victorian er. It is the true and original Old West. It is a gem, held within an incredibly rich area of natural beauty, recreation and history.

DOWNTOWN VIRGINIA CITY AND NEVADA CITY MONTANA

http://youtu.be/R0Wc00IwRGY

GHOST TOWNS

NAME: Nevada City
COUNTY: Madison
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 4
CLIMATE: Hot and dry in summer. Icy in winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: 
Weekend after Memorial-first of OCT.
m the south: take I-15 north, take Dillion exit Hwy. # 41,to
HWY 287,55 miles from Dillion.
Its right on the Hwy. In back
of Hotel is a two-story outhouse.
Lots of old buildings used in
westerns(Sacketts,White Buffalo etc.)
3 miles down road is Virginia City.
REMAINS: Dozens of buildings intact, Equipment etc.

Built in th 1860’s. Known for the westerns filmed there Hotel,Museum, Many other furnished businesses there. Residents maybe 6.
Air has low humidity. One can pan for gold and garnets in Alder,which is between the two
towns.
 Submitted by: Rick West
Nevada City
Courtesy Dolores Steele

Jail
Courtesy Dolores Steele
 


Post Office
Courtesy Dolores Steele

 


Rough Town
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Nevada City
Courtesy Kurt Wenner


Nevada City
Courtesy Kurt Wenner


Nevada City
Courtesy Kurt Wenner


Nevada City
Courtesy Kurt Wenner


Steam Engine, Early Tractor connected to a saw mill. 2002 -Keith Kersting


Spire House
Courtesy M.S. “Doc” McLanahan

 


Nevada City
Courtesy Dolores Steele
One of the few remaining two-story outhouses is attached to the rear of the
Hotel. It is built with an offset — the deposits made at the top level would
pass behind the person at the bottom level. First visit for a person would be
a little scary. It is not in use today.
Courtesy Dolores Steele
Barber Shop and Saddler 
Courtesy Dolores Steele
Fancy chairs in Barber shop
Courtesy Dolores Steele
Nevada City
Courtesy Kurt Wenner

Nevada City
Courtesy Kurt Wenner


Nevada City
Courtesy Kurt Wenner


Nevada City

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