The Great Fire of 1875
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 18.542 W 119° 39.007
11S E 271507 N 4354420
This Historical Marker is mounted on the front of the Nevada State Firemen's Museum at 125 S C Street in Virginia City, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMFM37
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/01/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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The Great Fire of 1875

Early in the morning on October 26, 1875 fire broke out in Kate Shea’s Boarding House. A strong wind quickly spread the fire. Gallant attempts from the volunteer firemen to extinguish the blaze were futile.

By 11:00 A.M., most of the city had been reduced to ashes. By 2 P.M., the flames of the greatest conflagration ever to sweep through the Comstock had ceased.

About two thousand buildings were lost. Estimated loses for the fire was $10,000,000.

Dedicated June 26, 2004 (6009)
Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864
E Clampus Vitus

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