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The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode

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Nevada's Comstock Mining District has been the focus of legend since it first burst into international prominence in the late 1850s, and its principal settlement, Virginia City, endures in the popular mind as the West's quintessential mining camp. But the authentic history of the Comstock is far more complex and interesting than its colorful image. Contrary to legend, Virginia City spent only its first few years as a ramshackle mining camp. The mining boom quickly turned it into a thriving urban center, at its peak one of ...

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The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode
1998, University of Nevada Press

ISBN-13: 9780874173208

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