Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Virginia and Truckee Railroad
“Do it at once”
Construction to Carson City was completed in November 1869. By November 1871, Reno was connected to Carson City thus establishing a shipping route from the Comstock to the Union Pacific. The V & T was to become known as “the richest railroad in the world.”
On May 31, 1950 the V & T ceased operations.
Erected 1997 by Julia C. Bulette Chapter No. 1864, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 18.661′ N, 119° 38.898′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is at the intersection of E Street and Union Street on E Street. Click for map. 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. Ships of the Nevada Desert (here, next to this marker); Chinatown (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary Louise Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Light District (within shouting C & C Mining Works (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Brewery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Big Bonanza (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Chinatown (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of the Comstock History Center. On the opposite side of the monument is the "Ships of the Nevada Desert" marker.
Also see . . .
1. The History of the Crookedest Short Line in America, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. V&T Historical Narrative. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.