¶ . . . Not likely, but I was somewhat surprised (and pleased to see "new life") to see a new Ramada Inn built in Virginia City! What's even more astonishing is where it's built! As I mapped it out with GPS and other data I have, it appears to be built right on top of what was known as "The Big Bonanza," the largest lode-strike on the Comstock, in 1873, on the Consolidated Virginia workings . . . !!!
. . . This shot was taken from "C" Street, Virginia City's main drag, looking east down Six Mile Canyon (State Hwy. 79), "D" and "E" Streets below (the hotel itself fronting "E" Street) . . .
. . . How this, or the rest of the town for that matter, doesn't cave in to the miles of tunnels, shafts, stopes, etc., may well be a miracle. Or is it due to then-modern engineering? Square-set timbering, pictured below, may be its salvation . . .