Interview: Ron Gallagher of Virginia City


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By Travel Fuels Life, LLC (dba Whiskey Lore) and Drew Hannush. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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.

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