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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Great Fire of 1875

 
 
The Great Fire of 1875 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. The Great Fire of 1875 Marker
Inscription. Early in the morning on October 26, 1875 fire broke out in Kate Shea’s Boarding House. A strong wind quickly spread the fire. Gallant attempts from the volunteer firemen to extinguish the blaze were futile.

By 11:00 A.M., most of the city had been reduced to ashes. By 2 P.M., the flames of the greatest conflagration ever to sweep through the Comstock had ceased.

About two thousand buildings were lost. Estimated loses for the fire was $10,000,000.
Dedicated June 26, 2004 (6009)
Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 2004 by Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.54′ N, 119° 39′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on C Street (Nevada Route 341), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Building is located Between Washington Street and Taylor Street. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. V & T Car No. 13 (here, next to this marker); “Sixty-Two” Building (a few steps from this marker); The Millionaires Club (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Julia C. Bulette (within
The Nevada Firemen's Museum - Liberty Engine Company No.1 Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. The Nevada Firemen's Museum - Liberty Engine Company No.1 Building
shouting distance of this marker); The Nevada Bank of San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Morris Pinschower Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bonner Shaft of the Gould & Curry Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of California (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located to the left of the entrance door to the Nevada State Firemen's Museum - Liberty Engine Company No.1 Building.
 
Also see . . .
1. “Virginia City in Ruins”. A Territorial Enterprise Article – Wednesday, October 27, 1875.
[This article was transcribed by Rich Benro from the original newspaper.]
(Submitted on August 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. “Virginia City Rocked by Fire”. A Territorial Enterprise Article – Wednesday, October 27, 1875
[This article was transcribed by Rich Benro from the original newspaper.] (Submitted on August 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Virginia City News Article – August 13, 2009. This current article reports on a firemen’s muster held on August 15th to celebrate Virginia City’s
A Second Marker (Mounted on Building) image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
3. A Second Marker (Mounted on Building)
[This marker is mounted on the right corner of the building]
"This flag pole has been donated to the citizens of Virginia City by Nevada Controls, LLC, Merit Electric and the Gordon Harris Family.
It is in celebration of the 150 years that Virginia City has been a city, and for the efforts of the Volunteer Fire Department For those many years."
150th Year Anniversary and the 30th Anniversary of the Firehouse Museum. Included in the article is a description of the items on display in the museum as well as its history. (Submitted on August 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Flag Pole Mentioned in Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
4. Flag Pole Mentioned in Second Marker
South Side of Firemen's Museum with View of Flag Pole. image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
5. South Side of Firemen's Museum with View of Flag Pole.
Fire Bell at Top of Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
6. Fire Bell at Top of Building
 
 
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