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Gold Hill in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Gold Hill Hotel
 
Gold Hill Hotel - Main Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
1. Gold Hill Hotel - Main Marker
 
Inscription.
[Main Marker:]
This building is the original stone and brick edifice erected on the site of the first recorded claim on what became the Comstock Lode May 1, 1859. One of the earliest hotels it housed miners and notables offering lodging, tavern and barbershop.
Nevada Historical Marker No. 36
Dedicated June 18, 1966 by
E Clampus Vitus
[Second Marker:]
First hotel on the Comstock built. 1859. Early transient shelter was taken in dugouts and tents. Some of these were called hotels. Boarding and rooming houses sprang up with population. This is the first edifice known to Nevada, to be worthy the name of hotel.
Gold Hill Landmarks

[Third Marker:]
Relief of Nevada State Seal

The 1866 State Seal Provision reads, in part:

Foreground, two mountains, at their right base, a quartz mill. On the left, a tunnel penetrating the silver leads, with a miner running out a carload of ore, and a team with ore for the mill.

Immediate foreground, emblems of agriculture, as follows: A plow, sheaf and sickle.

Middle ground, A railroad train passing a gorge and a telegraph line along the rail line.

Extreme background, a range of snowclad mountains,
 
Gold Hill Hotel - Main Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
2. Gold Hill Hotel - Main Marker
 
and the sun rising in the east.

The inner circle shall be engraved “All for our Country”, our state motto, and thirty-six stars.

Within the outer circle, the words “The Great State of Nevada”.

Julia C. Bullette Chapter 1864
E Clampus Vitus
June 28, 1975

 
Erected 1966 by Julia C. Bullette Chapter No.1864, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.52′ N, 119° 39.42′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on Main Street (Nevada Route 342), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1540 Main Street, Gold Hill, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gold Hill Brewery (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Star Lodge # 5 (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office and Justice Court (about 300 feet away, in a direct line); Maynard Block (about 400 feet away); Liberty Engine Company No. 1 (about 800 feet away); Gold Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ophir Grade (approx. 0.6 miles away); Combination Shaft (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gold Hill.
 
Gold Hill Hotel - Second Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
3. Gold Hill Hotel - Second Marker
 

 
Also see . . .
1. The Gold Hill Hotel. A short history of the hotel from the Gold Hill Hotel Official Web Site. (Submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Haunted Gold Hill Hotel. Like many of California Gold Rush and Nevada Comstock historical buildings, there have been reports of “non-paying” guests. (Submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
Gold Hill Hotel - Second Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
4. Gold Hill Hotel - Second Marker
 
 
Nevada State Seal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
5. Nevada State Seal Marker
 
 
Nevada State Seal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
6. Nevada State Seal Marker
 
 
Nevada State Seal Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
7. Nevada State Seal
 
 
The Nevada State Seal Marker and South Side of the Gold Hill Hotel Building Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
8. The Nevada State Seal Marker and South Side of the Gold Hill Hotel Building
 
 
Gold Hill Hotel Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
9. Gold Hill Hotel
 
 
Gold Hill Hotel Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
10. Gold Hill Hotel
 
 
Remains of a Wagon Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
11. Remains of a Wagon
Located on the grounds of the hotel.
 
 
Remnants of Mining Activity Behind Hotel Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
12. Remnants of Mining Activity Behind Hotel
 
 
Mining Activity Behind Hotel Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
13. Mining Activity Behind Hotel
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 810 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
 
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