Sky Watch #9
Rainclouds hover over the historic town of Virgina City, Nevada.
Virginia City, Nevada is roughly 20 miles from Reno and is one of major tourist destinations in the area receiving about 2+ million visitors yearly.
It was a boomtown during the Comstock Lode silver strike. Now the whole town is like a huge museum. The entire Virginia City was declared a historic landmark in 1961. Stroll and enjoy the well preserved buildings, play slots, peek into the many interesting shops, say a prayer or two at the first Catholic church in Nevada (St. Mary in the Mountains, see the belltower?), eat scone and sip latte at the cafes housed inside beautiful old buildings, sample crazy flavors of salt water taffy. Two things you wont see here: fastfood restaurants and chain stores. Yay!
As a reporter for the Territorial Enterprise newspaper, Samuel Clemens first used his popular pen name: MARK TWAIN. So some say this is the birthplace of Mark Twain.
This will be the first in the series of Virginia City, which I visited during our Memorial Day road trip.
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