High Sierra Clamper History: Virginia City, Gold Hill, & Silver City

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 23 February 2019


High Sierra History

Virginia City, Gold Hill, & Silver City

Wild Times in the Mountains

Clampers honor Donovan Mill,
Record Courier, March 1, 2018.

Donovan Mill's location in Silver City put it into the near neighborhood of Virginia City and Gold Hill, near the epicenter of the Silver Boom of the late 1850s through the middle of the 1860s.

"Under the direction of last year's "Noble Grand Humbug" Brandon Wilding, five places were chosen to be honored. The most recent was Donovan Mill in Silver City, Nevada. The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture is in the process of restoring buildings and machinery to showcase their original use. The idea is to make an interpretive center that will give a real-life experience of what it was really like to live in the mining culture of days long past."

The Clampers keep us connected with these unique times in their classically unique way. The classic elements of the Clampers include their fantastic historical monuments. The uniqueness of the Clampers is a direct echo of the craziness of the Silver Boom Times we can see reflecting in the sparkle in Mark Twain's eyes, through the ages since he put together his classic compliation of Wild West Tales, in Roughing It, linked to below.


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Silver City, Nevada wiki

Silver City and Gold Hill, Legends of America


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Work in a Silver Stamping Mill



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High Sierra Clamper history Donovan Mill at Silver City near Gold Hill and Virginia City



Originally Published
2018-03-06 15:43:07

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