The posse and gallows are long gone now, but the memories of a not too distant past remain. The Silent Riders are an all volunteer living history group, passionately dedicated to promoting the history of Virginia City and the Comstock, to ours and future generations.
The Silent Riders of old came from all backgrounds and walks of life, much the way our group is today. You'll find Victorian Gentleman, Gunfighters, Cowboys, Socialites, Lawmen, Bankers and Merchants in our group. Some members even choose to be Living Historians by portraying legendary figures who actually lived & worked on the Comstock.
The Silent Riders fulfill our mission of promoting the Comstock by attending community events, working with local businesses, and sharing our history on the streets & boardwalks of Historic Virginia City. Most days you'll find us in and around town, speaking with visitors as we stroll the boardwalk. We're easy to spot! Just look for Victorian era and Old West attire, the Silent Rider badge, the flowing Red Ribbon , Challenge Coin or the signature symbol of frontier justice:The hangman's rope. As stewards of the past, we love to share Virginia City's unique and unexpected history.
This is NOT Cosplay, Steampunk or "Cowboy dress up time"!, Many members are ex Military, Police Force, Fire and other armed services. The Silent Riders are at hand and at the ready. We are Virginia City! Who could have imagined the Silent Riders would grow to be what it has become today? As ambassadors to the future, we love to pose for photos and make your time in Virginia City memorable.
The Combination Shaft, located near Virginia City, began in 1875 when the mine owners combined their efforts to sink a shaft to explore the Comstock Lode at a greater depth. The Combination was the deepest shaft ever sunk on the Comstock, reaching a depth of 3,250 feet (990 m).
Virginia City Silent Riders
Virginia City, Nevada, United States of America
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