150 years ago the first major silver discovery was in the mountains above Reno, at a boomtown named Virginia City. It still has the look of then with wooden walkways and rustic buildings. Also the city hires the majority of the town's store workers to dress in the same era as then, giving you a feeling of a time-warp.
Like my visit to Bodie, I really appreciate these historical locations being preserved for generations to come. You can only envision that reality to a certain level from books and movies. Get out there and experience this stuff, or just enjoy my photos and let me tell you all about it. ;)
Down the road is the biggest little city in the world... Reno!