The Burning of Virginia City

The 1875 Virginia City fire was likely the most catastrophic fire of any mining city in the West with estimated damages around $200 million in today's dollars. This article details the events of the fire and the lost structures - both business houses and homes. Also included are two 1875 maps, one that illustrates Virginia City before the fire, and another that shows the burned area.
(1875 Newspaper)

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