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

Savage Mining Co.

Comstock Historical Marker No. 3

 
 
Savage Mining Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. Savage Mining Co. Marker
Inscription. Claimed on July 4, 1859 by R. Crale, C. Chase, H. Carmack, W. Surtevant, A.O. Savage and L.C. Savage, the original Savage claim consisted of 1,800 feet along the Comstock Lode. In 1865, the company built a mill in Washoe Valley to process ore. Captain Sam Curtis and Charles Bonner became superintendents of the Savage in the mines’ early years. The Savage went into decline at the end of 1865, but became a major producer the following three years when rich ore was struck at the 600 foot level. In 1876, the Savage hit water at the 2,200 foot level and remained flooded for three years. Assessments of nearly $500,00 a year for pumping proved to be costly, and the great production years of the Savage came to an end. Total production from 1863 to 1909 was just over $18 million. On July 8, 1878, the Savage had the distinction of being the first mine on the Comstock to connect to the Sutro Tunnel. The Savage mansion and mine office also played host to ex-president Ulysses S. Grant on his visit to Virginia City on October 27, 1879.

[A Second Marker – Plaque Mounted to the Right of the Steps]
Savage Mansion (c. 1861)
This elegant mansion, designed in a French Second Empire style, served as a residence for the superintendent, as well as a mine office for the Savage Mining Company. The first floor served
Savage Mining Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. Savage Mining Co. Marker
as the mine office while the upper two stories provided a residence for many successful superintendents.

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and “General of the Armies,” spoke to the townspeople from the second floor balcony on October 27, 1879, after a town parade in his honor.
State Historic Marker No. 87
Division of Historic Preservation & Archeology
Nevada Landmarks Society

 
Erected 2009 by Marshall Earth Resources, Hugh Roy Marshall, Virginia City, Nevada. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 39° 18.321′ N, 119° 39.062′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on North D Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 146 North D Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Savage Mansion (c. 1861) (here, next to this marker); Hale & Norcross Mining Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frank Bell (about 600 feet away); Mackay Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mackay Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gould & Curry Offices
Savage Mining Co. Office and Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
3. Savage Mining Co. Office and Mansion
Close-Up of Photo on Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); C. J. Prescott House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engineering Marvels on the Comstock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
More about this marker. This building now houses the Corporate Office of HRM Enterprises.
 
Also see . . .  Three Historic Nevada Cities. Savage Mining Company Office (Submitted on September 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesNotable Buildings
 
Second Savage Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
4. Second Savage Mansion Marker
Mounted to the right of the steps.
Savage Mining Co. Office and Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
5. Savage Mining Co. Office and Mansion
Savage Mining Co. Office and Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
6. Savage Mining Co. Office and Mansion
 
 
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