Historic Virginia City: Silver Region of the Comstock Lode
his engaging standards-based course will take you to Virginia City, Nevada. Once known as, "Queen of the Comstock Lode", "The Richest Place on Earth", "Sister City to San Francisco", "Financer of the Civil War", "The City That Rebuilt San Francisco", and "The Reason Nevada Became a State," all this was Virginia City.
Choosing the travel option, you will walk where history actually happened. The "Trolley Ride" will give you a tour of the town. After that, you board the "Virginia & Truckee Railroad" and travel by train to Gold Hill or even make a round trip to Carson City, Nevada...destination the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Visit "St. Mary's in the Mountains Church" where the former Priests wore vestments made of gold & silver threads. Experience a real underground Silver Mine. The town's riches brought the most up-to-date inventions and luxuries to this mining town. Many historical characters were members of the "Millionaire's Club," as Virginia City, Nevada was the starting place for many of today's wealthy families.
NOTE: Required book and DVD must be acquired separately.
This course is applicable towards the California History Certificate.