Recollections of Virginia City from May 1860

 Collection
Identifier: 91-30

Scope and Contents

Gracey's speech before the Reno Twentieth Century Club describes his arrival in Nevada to fight the Paiutes; lists many of the "firsts" in Virginia City such as first death, bank, theater, etc., and mentions executions, explosions, fires, amusements, benevolent societies, processions, and people of note.

Dates

  • 1911

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

Gracey marched from Downieville, California to Virginia City, Nevada in May 1860 to fight the Paiute Indians. He remained in Nevada the rest of his life.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (7 leaves)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Gracey's speech before the Reno Twentieth Century Club describes his arrival in Nevada to fight the Paiutes; lists many of the "firsts" in Virginia City, and mentions executions, explosions, fires, amusements, benevolent societies, processions, and people of note.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

donated by Robert P. Geyer on April 25, 1991.

Title
Guide to Recollections of Virginia City from May 1860
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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