The beautiful St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church is a popular tourist attraction in Virginia City, Nev. In the 19th century, Virginia City was Nevada's crown jewel, the biggest city and focal point of the state. Its Comstock Lode of silver and gold made instant millionaires out of grubby miners. The 150 saloons were crowded with the newly rich who sometimes lost their fortunes on games of faro and monte. Today only a few players sit in front of slot machines in the Bucket of Blood, Bonanza andDelta saloons. (Cathleen Allison/AP Photo/Nevada Appeal)
Cathleen Allison/AP Photo/Nevada Appeal
The beautiful St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church is a popular tourist attraction in Virginia City, Nev. In the 19th century, Virginia City was Nevada's crown jewel, the biggest city and focal point of the state. Its Comstock Lode of silver and gold made instant millionaires out of grubby miners. The 150 saloons were crowded with the newly rich who sometimes lost their fortunes on games of faro and monte. Today only a few players sit in front of slot machines in the Bucket of Blood, Bonanza andDelta saloons.
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