Ok, anytime a small town in Nevada gets national exposure, I have to spread the word.  Thanks to SFGate for finally bringing the truth to the world about our tiny Virginia City!

While nearly impossible to confirm, it could be that tiny Virginia City in Nevada has the highest ratio of museums in the world. The one-time Comstock Lode boomtown — with around 900 residents and only 10 square blocks of “downtown” — boasts at least nine “museums.” Granted these aren’t the California Academy of Sciences or the Museum of Natural History in New York, but since there are no standards for what you can call a museum, who are we to judge?

Ironically, there is no specific “museum” for one of Virginia City’s biggest claims to fame — that the Red Dog Saloon was ground zero for much of psychedelic music movement of the 1960s. (The house band at the Red Dog, Big Brother and the Holding Company, added a relatively unknown singer to the band named Janis Joplin while in Virginia City; and the first house band was the Amazing Charlatans.)


About Wendy D

I was born in San Francisco and ended up marrying a rancher in Reno, Nevada. I have a big city job anchoring the 5 o’clock news but come home to the country where my husband’s family has ranched for 5 generations.

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