The West's Last Stagecoach Robbery

By James Mccoy
From page 26 of the August, 1999 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1999 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved

To many Americans, Nevada is the land of the big casino and even bigger cattle ranches. However, much of Nevadas landscape is made up of alkaline sinks, sagebrush covered lands and mountainous terrain. It is also a land of ghost towns, abandoned mines and lost treasures. Gold was first discovered in Nevada near Virginia City; however, the gold was of little consequence when compared to the discovery of silver in 1859. What we know as the famous Comstock Lode, the richest silver deposit ever found on earth, was discovered in the hills surrounding Virginia City. The Comstock became the new Eldorado for fortune hunters.
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