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Did you know? County Factoids

Humboldt County was designated as a county in 1856 by the Utah Territorial Legislature and again in 1861 by the new Nevada Legislature. Lyon County is Nevada’s third most populous county. It was one of the nine original counties created in 1861 and was named after Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union General to be killed in the Civil War.

FREE WI-FI ON THE COMSTOCK

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. – While Virginia City remains true blue to its 1850s heritage, visitors can now connect with the past via free Wi-Fi. The new “VC Visitor” access provides free 24-hour access with a simple email login for visitors in the business district. A sweet deal from a local company made it possible to visit

AN INDISPENSIBLE MAN ON THE COMSTOCK

By Jack Harpster As a seventeen-year-old living in the bucolic Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Duane Leroy Bliss had been bitten by the gold bug. It was 1850, and two prior stints as a cabin boy on a sailing ship to South America had roused an adventurous spirit in the young man. When news of

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Letter from the Editor: April 2015

The days since our March 12 launch have been happy, hectic and sometimes harried as we’ve endeavored to answer inquiries, thank the dozens of Twain enthusiasts from around the country who wrote to tell us “Good luck!”, set up more distribution drops, keep up with subscriptions, sift through content submissions, and put together our April

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