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Oct 6, 2017 - Silver City, Nevada

After our tour of Carson City, we crossed some pretty high passes into the little town of Silver City. The first gold nugget in what would become known as Gold Canyon was actually discovered just north of Silver City, by John Orr and Nicholas Kelly in June, 1850. For the next ten years, the canyon would become the scene of avid placer mining and the busy route to Virginia City, as thousands of miners made their way to the Comstock Lode. By 1861, Silver City boasted several boarding houses, a number of saloons, four hotels and a population...

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