Everyone celebrated the film debut, it was a success! Many Silent Riders were in this film Shot in and around Virginia City Nevada
The room was filled with viewers eagerly anticipating the film
Producer/Director Carl Adams and the cast of the film
it was a huge success.
It was a fine crispy Autumn morning when The Virginia City Silent Riders gathered again to celebrate the induction of six more newly minted Silent Riders to the fold. Spirits were high in anticipation of celebrating the Veterans Day Parade, but more so, welcoming the newest members into our family.
Some of the new members posed for photo opportunities prior to their swearing in.
It was a great gathering for all!
A very serious and thoughtful oath is read to the inductees
What's so special about taking an oath? Its a promise of loyalty to the group and the people in it, conducting yourself properly while in town, giving visitors something to remember and most of all, representing the town of Virginia City, Nevada
1870-1890 Above Snakes – If you were “above snakes,” you were above ground – meaning still alive.
This weeks article in the Comstock Chronicle. June 10,2022
(Story and photos by Melody Hoover)
Athena McInyre is the only “Shadow Rider” of the Virginia City Silent Riders and is an extremely talented singer songwriter. She is located in Northern Nevada and with her gift of storytelling she has written and produced the Silent Riders song. Silent Rider Ralph Ewing, one of the four original Inceptors and answered to SR name Silver Strike, recalls that “Athena created the Silent Rider theme song a couple years ago, and first sang it publicly at a Firehouse-Silent Rider Street Dance event. The song has evolved since then and for doing that, the First Four created the Shadow Rider designation and awarded it to Athena.”
Athena graciously sat down with me for a chat about writing the Silent Riders song and I thank her for her time. Athena said her Grandparents told her to always follow her heart and her heart has always wanted to bring love, joy and music to others, which she clearly does through this song, and has been doing for over a decade now. She plays many instruments, such as piano, electric guitar and harmonica, her harmonica has been with her since she was 22 years old and is played in the beginning of the Silent Riders song. Athena has this quote for the Silent Riders as their sole Shadow Rider, “Without a shadow- you no longer exist, the Silent Riders will now live forever,” a nod to Peter Pan. You can learn more about Athena and her music, or purchase the SR song, along with others Below:
Athena McIntyre known as the only "Shadow Rider", is a talented singer songwriter located in Northern Nevada, and is a staple on the Virginia City Boardwalk. With a gift for storytelling, Sometimes you can catch the Shadow Rider playing in town from time to time!
We are a group of men and women dedicated to preserving the past by showing the future generation our wonderful city and the love we have for one another. It's been bitterly said that we are "just a bunch of Hollywood cowboys", but of course we know that's wrong, small minded thinking and misses the point entirely. We are endeavoring to be "Stewards Of The Past" and teaching the future young ones to be "Ambassadors To The Future"! ... Thats the goal......And thats a good thing.
Be thankful for your struggle, because without it, you would not find your strength.
For the Love of God And Country!