Manage episode 280358611 series 2644405
Having not traveled to Virginia City before (I got close, as you will hear), I needed a local to give me the history and the feel of the place. After reaching out to the city, I was put in touch with Ron Gallagher, whose grandfather worked as a janitor at the Fourth Ward School back in the 1860s during the boom.
Ron saw Virginia City turn from a ghost town with crumbling buildings to a tourist curiosity when the TV show Bonanza hit the air. And during our talk we discuss saloons, oyster shells, life in a mining town, and what is left of old Virginia City.