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Virginia City, Nevada

The Storey County Courthouse was a victim in the "Great Fire of 1875" which destroyed a large section of Virginia City. Reconstruction began in May, 1876, and work was completed in February, 1877. Still in use, the grand facade of the courthouse bears witness to Virginia City's glory days.

Storey County Courthouse

Maggie Lowther
Maggie Lowther, Storey County Recorder & Auditor, displays one of the the Comstock's historic record books. Also still in use are the documents dating back to Virginia City's beginnings back in 1859. Although many were destroyed in the Great Fire, others remain available for title searches and other research.

Deeds, maps, mining claims
Deeds, maps, mining claims, newspapers and other documents are stored in the Courthouse vault.

Henry Comstock's signature
An early log book containg the original signatures of Henry Comstock and other early claim holders



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