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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grand Old Virginia City



~The Grand Old West~
Hello everyone, 
I was delighted today to see last week's post about my trip to the Hot Air Balloon Race in Reno, Nevada featured on Savvy Southern Style. This week I'm sharing more of my Road Trip. Friday we saw the Hot Air Balloon Race and Saturday our friends drove us to visit The Grand Old West aka Virginia City.
The names of the buildings are as old fashioned as the town.
RED DOG SALOON
Look at the Window advertisements.
Law Offices Acquittals in most cases
 Bath House $1.00 with Attendant
Painless Dentistry
Rooms $1.00
Walking down the street to the original
BUCKET of BLOOD SALOON
We stopped for a photo.
Maybe this will be our Christmas Card photo or maybe not!
I love  to photograph horses and with a buggy a big+plus photo.
Silver Queen
The Silver Queen Saloon is promoted as the location of repeated spirit manifestations.
But this giant woman standing in the saloon is amazing.
 Her dress is made from thousands of silver dollars --and she's always visible.
The Silver Queen is 15-ft. tall and 8-ft. wide, a ceiling touching painting of a lady in an evening gown decorated with 3,261 "Morgan" silver dollars minted in Carson City. Her belt is fashioned from 28 twenty-dollar gold coins.
I loved how the guys are checking the dates on the coins.
Next to the giant lady was the door to the garish wedding chapel room--where the pop duo The Captain and Tennille were married in a quiet ceremony November 11, 1975. I remember them...LOL
The last stop was a photo op in the Virginia city Jail. This was a temporary visit.
I couldn't wait until the first of the month for the hangings. LOL
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Betty

6 comments:

  1. My Hubby has always wanted to go to a town like that. It looks like you all had a wonderful time.

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  2. Oh my gosh....I love going to places like this with my camera. Great shots. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I immediately thought about "Bonanza" and the Ponderosa Ranch! I too would love to visit an Old West town such as this. I love the 1.00 bath house.
    Ann

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  4. Very interesting photos. I would have loved to see that coin gown...Christine

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  5. Such a different and interesting place. Love that coin gown.

    Thank you for being a part of "Oh, the PLACES I've been!"

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. I love Virginia city and those cool little casinos and jackpots!

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Betty

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