Very little remains of old town as its overshadowed by Pilot Peak where most men worked in the mines. These small wooden cabins although in disrepair were once homes for the miners and residents. This section of Mina dates back to around 1905 so it is the oldest part of the town. Join us as I take you inside one of the oldest structures in all of Mina Nevada.
It all started in 1862 when a pony express ride by the name of W.H. Talcott’s horse kicked up a rock at the mouth of pony canyon which turned out to be high grade silver and gold ore. This led to a silver rush by the time the mid 1860s rolled around this town boasted a lumber mill, saloons, brothels, assay office, banks, hospital, hotels, telegraph station, four hundred houses and at least 10k residents. Although floods, fires and elements have erased a large portion of this living ghost town what does remain are some of the finest structures in the wild west such as its frontier churches. Austin held the Lander County seat for many decades it also brought millions of dollars in silver revenue and for a short time hosted the Nevada Central Railroad. This was a town that boasted the good, bad and the ugly everything from epidemics to axe yielding men and frontier justice. Austin not only has one of the oldest saloons/hotels in the state but one of the last Greek revival court houses in the nation and one of the oldest operating Nevadan newspapers that still exist today. Today life has slowed down in Austin to about 200 residents. Many shops thrive on tourism and the sale of there jewelry. Life in this canyon dates back to 3,500 years ago when the Shoshone used Pony Canyon to hunt and sustain themselves. We welcome you to journey with us as I take our friends and viewers to the way it was!
This historic cemetery is located in the heart of a semi ghost town called Silver City. The cemetery is rumored to be haunted and many of the graves date back to the 1800’s. Further in the video you are going to see some vandalism. Almost every entire gravesite suffers the same fate and we bring it to YOU. Expect our team to work with this location more in the future its a jewel. Check us out www.paranormalghostsociety.org
Let me take the time to welcome you to the first Catholic Church of NV which resides in the center of Virginia City. Though many hardships this parish was founded over 150 years ago and is a prominent structure downtown which serves as a piece of history. We invite you inside to take a good look at some of this history as we uncover its secrets of ghostly activity and value many holy relics inside. You can see photos from this church at www.paranormalghostsociety.org/StMarysInTheMountainsVirginiaCityNV.htm