Pictures of Gold Hill, Nevada in the 1870's at the peak of Mining Activity
|This View of Gold Hill, Nevada also dates from the 1870's
close to the peak time of mining activity. Today only a few of these
The trestle of the V&T railroad can be seen almost in the middle of the picture...below it you can see the St. Johns Church and between the church and the steeple of St. Patrick's Catholic Church the Vesey Hotel fronts main street.
|This picture is dated March 1873 and is of Gold Hill,
Nevada. The population at this time was around 8,000 or so. The current
population of the same area is at best a few hundred people.
At the time this photograph was taken, Gold Hill and its sister city, Virginia, directly adjacent to it were just about the most important population canters in The West.
The smoke stacks are of the Yellow Jacket Mine hoisting works. To the right of that is the St. Johns Episcopal Church.
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