A lot of great information about Virginia City, Gold mining, Crime, Vigilantes and More! Many stores in town carry books on Virginia City history.
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In Virginia City, you can find most buildings still exist from the 1800's,
some merchants in town were secretly vigilantes, keeping an eye open.
Next time you're in town stop and look around, its all there waiting to be discovered!
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From 1861 to 1864, writer Mark Twain (real name: Samuel Clemens) lived in Virginia City, where his brother, Orion Clemens, resided. ... After brief but unsuccessful attempts at mining in Aurora and Unionville, Twain was hired by the Territorial Enterprise newspaper in Virginia City.
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The Enterprise staff enjoyed Clemens's letters that satirized the oratory of the territory's chief justice. In the fall, he was offered twenty-five dollars a week to become the city editor of the paper, which he accepted. Also, in the Enterprise were stories of vigilante , and queries as to who they could be?