Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Virginia City, Montana

We are at the KOA in Alder, Montana, just up the trail from the wild west town of Virginia City.  The city was known for its vigilante justice and many hangings.   While here we asked the locals where Ben, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe Cartwright live, but they all say that the Cartwrights moved on years ago.  So we enjoyed the old west town anyway.  We walked the boardwalk sidewalks, visited the old stores, shopped and went to the Opera house to see the Virginia City Players in 7 Keys to Baldplate.  It is a play written by famous playwright George M. Cohan.  We also took a ride up to Ruby Reservoir and stopped at the gate to Ted Turner's ranch, we didn't see Ted, but we did see some of his 200,000 acres of open range and buffalo. Tomorrow we head to another old west town of Nevada City.

Our campsite at Alder, MT KOA
The Ruby Dam
Ruby Reservoir
Downtown Virginia City
Uptown Virginia City
An old house on Cover Street
Whats left of an old house  and Boot Hill Cemetery up on the hill
One of the graves in Boot Hill Cemetery
The old sign on this building says "Bell Telephone Co."
A look inside the General Store
A look inside the Hardware Store
Inside the clothing store, heavy white shirts remain
A smokey haze blankets the town due to a wildfire many miles away

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