Below the Surface
Virginia City made a name for itself when eager prospectors struck it rich and the Comstock Lode was born. The small mining camp quickly became one of the largest cities west of Denver reaching a population of approximately 25,000.
Today, its trusty wooden sidewalks welcome visitors who come to see this real-life bonanza and see for themselves the legends heard around the world. But it’s the folks that call Virginia City home that make this 1,200-resident town a must stop. Meet some of our real-life characters and go below the surface.