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

The Delta

 
 
The Delta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. The Delta Marker
Inscription. Symbolized by the Greek Symbol was opened by Orindorff & McGee, Louisiana Patriots. The first Saloon rebuilt after the big fire of 1875.

The Delta Front is solid Comstock Cedar, hand made by McIntosh, Architect, wood craftsman and builder of the International Hotel Front.

Of the 100 Saloons in Virginia City the Delta was the most famous for its gaming room where Bonanza Kings bucked the Faro. It is known $38,000 was lost on a turn of a card. “Rocky Mountain” now known as “21” or “Blackjack” was played then as now with a slight variation of rules.
 
Erected by The Delta Saloon.
 
Location. 39° 18.628′ N, 119° 38.98′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South C Street (Nevada Route 341) near Union Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located to the left of the entrance doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 South C Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia City (a few steps from this marker); African Americans And The Boston Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Founders of Julia C. Bulette Chapter
The Delta Saloon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. The Delta Saloon and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Territorial Enterprise (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wright aka Dan De Quille (within shouting distance of this marker); John “Snowshoe” Thompson / James T. Fennimore (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of International Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Also see . . .  Professor Jerry Thomas. Wkipedia article on "Professor" Jerry Thomas, inventor of the "Tom & Jerry". (Submitted on August 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Places
 
“Nunc Est Bibendum” image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
3. “Nunc Est Bibendum”
[Sign Located to the Right of Entrance Doors:]
Head Bartender at the Delta Saloon in 1863 was Prof. Jerry Thomas, most celebrated barman in American history. Coming to Virginia City, according to the Territorial Enterprise of that year, from the Occidental in San Francisco, he did much to elevate the tastes and drinking habits of the then uncouth Comstock.

Prof. Thomas later became Head Bartender at the Planters House, St. Louis where he invented the cold weather drink that to this day behrs his name: Tom & Jerry. Gentlemen and Perfectionist, Nevada does honor to his memory.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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