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Unlike any city in America, Virginia City epitomizes the notion of a western boom-and-bust ghost town. The Comstock Silver Rush lured wealth seekers from around the world, including a young Samuel Clemens. Despite the fortune some found, not all of the town’s earliest settlers rest easy. Shops, hotels, boardwalks and cemeteries are said to be filled with the supernatural remnants of Virginia City’s hardscrabble characters and their violent propensities. The queen of haunted Nevada, Janice Oberding, mines Virginia City’s spectral history, from the ghost of Henry Comstock to the ghostly Rosie and William of the Gold Hill Hotel.
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