Historic Bank Site - Virginia City, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 18.572 W 119° 39.002
11S E 271515 N 4354475
Quick Description: A history marker at the Ponderosa Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2017 9:37:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMVY6H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
This historical marker, placed in 1964, is mounted on the NE corner of the Ponderosa Saloon building.
Marker Title (required): Historic Bank Site

Marker Text (required):
On this site, the Virginia City Agency of the Bank of California was established on September 6, 1864. Here miners obtained the capital that financed the most spectacular boom in mining history nearly one billion dollars in gold and silver was mined from the neighboring hills and much of it passed through these doors, to be stored in the vault now on display inside. The bank also financed mining operations through other Nevada Agencies at Gold Hill, Treasure City, Hamilton and White Pine. The Virginia City Agency, the last of the Nevada offices was finally discontinued by the Bank of California on July 1, 1917, after recording a permanent milestone in the history of the west. The head office of the Bank of California today is located, as it was then, at 400 California Street in San Francisco. Erected on the occasion of the centennial celebration of the State of Nevada and the Bank of California. 1964


County (required): Storey

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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