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Near Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Nevada City

 
 
Nevada City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
1. Nevada City Marker
Inscription. Nine booming gold camps sprawled along remote Alder Gulch in 1863. Nevada City and Virginia City were the largest. In December, 1863, Nevada Cityís main street was the scene of the minerís court and hanging of George Ives. This event was the catalyst for the forming of the Viglilantes.

Dozen of stores and cabins extended back six blocks, but by 1876 only a few residents remained at Nevada City. The gold dredges later came through leaving piles of tailings as big as barns and by 1920, the highway had cut the town in half. By 1955, Cora and Alfred Finney were the only residents. Charles and Sue Bovey began collecting buildings in the early 1940ís. Acquiring Nevada City from Lester and Mary Stiles, they began to place buildings here in 1959. Nevada City became a haven for endangered structures; today more than ninety buildings from across Montana line the streets. The State of Montana now maintains the historic resources at Nevada City.
 
Location. 45° 18.444′ N, 111° 58.114′ W. Marker is near Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on State Highway 287. Touch for map. Nevada City, MT is located about 1.5 miles west of Virginia City, MT on Montana Highway 287. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

The Sedman House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
2. The Sedman House
markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Trial and Hanging of George Ives (a few steps from this marker); Finney House (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison County Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Montanaís Oldest Standing School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gallows Barn (about 300 feet away); The Mount Vernon Dredge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boot Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Green Front Boarding House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nevada City - Outdoor History Museum. (Submitted on November 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Nevada City - Montana History Commission. (Submitted on November 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
3. Charlers Bovey (1907-1978). (Submitted on November 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Chinese Store image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
3. Chinese Store
The Linderman Building and Wagon Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
4. The Linderman Building and Wagon Shop
Criterion Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
5. Criterion Hall
Blacksmith Shop and Firehouse on Brewery Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
6. Blacksmith Shop and Firehouse on Brewery Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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