Nevada February 14, 2017
These 7 Historic Villages In Nevada Will Transport You Into A Different Time
Nevada is a place with a true love for “Old West” history. You can see it and experience it every day on the streets of these charming small towns. Here are 7 historic villages in Nevada that will transport you into a different time. They’re incredible and you need to explore them for yourself.
1. Virginia City
came to be during the Comstock Lode discovery and you can still feel that silver mining history in the town, especially with the board sidewalks and restored buildings. The city is a National Historic Landmark District and many of the buildings in the town are on the National Register of Historic Places. The city is also home to several museums with exhibits focusing on the silver boom times and early pioneer days.
Caliente is a small town known for the historic old train station building. The building now serves as the home of several government offices and a museum.
The tiny town of
(population 192) was founded in 1862 during the silver mining boom and while that type of mining has long since ended, turquoise mining is actually still going in the area. Austin is often referred to as a "living ghost town" and many old buildings remain standing today, including several beautiful churches from the late 1800's. It's also the home of the Stokes Castle, an oddity found in the desert that is a replica of an old Roman castle in Italy built by a mining magnate.
Pioche is another old mining town and you can still see the tramways used to carry the ore hanging above the town. It's also a Nevada Historical Marker. The town is also the site of the infamous Nevada
Panaca was founded in 1864 by Mormon settlers and there are four Nevada Historical Markers in the town.
is the oldest city in Nevada and this small village exudes charm. It was also the first capitol of the state until it was moved to Carson City. There are many historical buildings in the town and the Genoa Historic District is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.
is known for several historical buildings, including the Eureka Sentinel Museum, the Jackson House Hotel and the Eureka Opera House. The town grew around lead and silver mining and the buildings of some of the mines are still viewable today.
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