|In The Spirit of Mark Twain|
Virginia City, Nevada
~ Travel ~
From Virginia City to Tahoe and to Reno,
and to the Uttermost Parts of the Earth
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA -- The most famous boom town in the world because of the Comstock Lode: a vein of gold and silver ore less than two miles long and "incomparably the richest strike of precious metals in mining history." In its boom days the mines yielded over $400 million, virtually built San Francisco, made Nevada a state, helped fund the Union side of the Civil War and created a score of millionaires.
Travel Is Fatal!
To Prejudices and Biases
~ Mark Twain A couple of articles by Tom... When in Italy look out for The Green Peugeot Discover your hidden self ~ you may look like The Frequent Flier. Cross-cultural cuisines clash: Eat Rice - Eat Noodles - Drink Soup Craving the idyllic? Make your next stop Switzerland. Tourist finds himself dealing with the Frogs At Home - in France!
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