In the 19th century this was a booming mining town. The mountains were full of gold and silver and turning folks into millionares. It was the most important settlement between Denver and San Francisco.
We stopped in The Way It Was Museum to learn something new. This museum was full of artifacts from the period.
I am not sure if you can tell in this picture but the water pipes were made of wood and then wrapped in wire.
This "cage" is one of the older ones used to lower miners into the comstocks. No safety features here...they were added later. Men would just hold onto the iron bar in the middle. More men died from accidents on the cage than on the mine floor
Don't think anyone could get into that safe.
Okay...my biggest fear!! Snakes and not just any snake...the rattlesnake. I am hoping to NEVER run into one of these guys. So far so good.
Nevada's state flag at the time it was admitted into statehood. October 13, 1864
Now I thought this was the sweetest thing.
I am not sure I would've been brave enough to sit in this dentist chair. Notice the tools(on the tray)!! Yikes!!