Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In Memory of Julia C. Bulette
Julia C. Bulette
Angel of miners, friend of firemen
and administrator to the needy
Brutally murdered Jan. 20, 1867
Julia Omnio Servibus
Presented by Nevada Chapter
E Clampus Vitus July 1963
Erected 1963 by E Clampus Vitus, Nevada Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Women. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 39° 18.521′ N, 119° 38.984′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is at the intersection of D Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling north on D Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bonner Shaft of the Gould & Curry Mine (a few steps from this marker); The Great Fire of 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); V & T Car No. 13 (within shouting distance of this marker); “Sixty-Two” Building The Millionaires Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Young America Engine Co. No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nevada Bank of San Francisco (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Morris Pinschower Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a stone monument near the corner of an empty lot on the uphill side of D Street, just to the south of the steps that lead up to C Street.
Regarding In Memory of Julia C. Bulette. Julia Bulette (1832- January 19/20, 1867), was an English-born American prostitute, and purported madam in Virginia City, Nevada. After her violent death, she has been falsely described as proprietor of the most elegant and prosperous brothel in the City and various films and books took inspiration of her real or purported biography. She was said to be the first non married white woman to arrive in the mining boomtown following the Comstock Lode silver strike in 1859. Bulette was a popular figure with the miners, and the local firefighters made her an honorary member of Virginia Engine Company Number 1. She was murdered by John Millain, a French drifter and jewel thief in 1867. - Wikipedia entry for Julia Bulette (retrieved 9/14/10)
Also see . . . Myth #20 - Red Light Legend and lore: Julia Bulette. Former Nevada State Archivist Guy Rocha takes on the "fakelore" that surrounds the life and doings of one of Virginia City's most (in)famous residents. On the execution of Bulette's murderer: ...Law enforcement officials diligently pursued the person who had robbed and killed her, ultimately hanging one John Millian after the convicted murderer had exhausted all his appeals. On April 24, 1868, more than 4,000 spectators, including Mark Twain who was touring the country following a trip to Europe and the Middle East, witnessed the execution. (Submitted on September 15, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Prostitution
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,276 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.