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Virginia City

noun
1.
a mining town in W Nevada: famous for the discovery of the rich Comstock silver lode 1859.
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  • The world seems new-born every summer morning in Virginia City.

    The Madigans Miriam Michelson
  • He may make use of that, when he gets down to Virginia City.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • Nearly all were from Virginia City, and among them there were few ladies.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • I stayed here about fifteen days, and then pulled out for Virginia City.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • It isn't far from Virginia City and is the capital of Nevada.

  • He has orders to see Jaggers and his "baggage," started for Virginia City.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • "I'm off to Virginia City," he replied after considering for a little.

    Blindfolded Earle Ashley Walcott
  • I got an inside look at the mine when I was in Virginia City.

    Blindfolded Earle Ashley Walcott

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