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Virginia City was once the richest place on earth. During the big bonanza silver boom on the Comstock in the 1860's, Virginia City was a roaring industrial town.
Since the it has lived off its history. While tourism in the historic mining town has thrived on myths, historians and archeologists are still digging into the real history on the Comstock. As Jon Christensen reports, come of the roar is coming back to Virginia City.
Jon Christensen is author of the book, 'NEVADA', and editor of GreatBasinNews.com. Support for Nevada Variations comes from the Nevada Humanities Committee, and is produced at KUNR Reno.