Gold Hill in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Gold Hill Hotel
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.
Dedicated June 18, 1966 by
E Clampus Vitus
Gold Hill Landmarks
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,
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”.
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); I.O.O.F. Monument (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, measured in a direct line); Maynard Block (about 400 feet away); Liberty Engine Co. No.1 (about 800 feet away); Liberty Engine Company No. 1 (about 800 feet away); Gold Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gold Hill.
Also see . . .
1. The Gold Hill Hotel. A short history of the hotel from the Gold Hill Hotel Official Web Site.
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.
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
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