The U.S. Post Office in Virginia City, Nevada is established

The United States Post Office in Virginia City, Nevada was officially opened on this date.  Virginia City had sprung up after the Comstock Lode silver strike in the spring of 1859. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Helen S. Carlson, Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary (Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, 1974), 240.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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