The Archives has this magnificent picture of Eagle Valley from the Comstock Era. If you look closely at the extra large photo, you’ll find the Capital building in the center with Fifth Street heading east on the right and King Street going west in the center left.
Courtesy of the Nevada State Library and Archives
When was this taken?:
- The federal building on Carson and Telegraph is not there. It was completed in 1890.
- St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is the white building with the steeple on the left and was completed in 1868.
- The current museum is on the far left and is doing business as the Carson City Mint. It opened in 1869.
[More editing: As Scott and Sam point out in the comments, that’s the Methodist Church on Musser and Division. The Episcopal Church is hiding behind the Central School to the north.]
And here’s a couple of pictures from this morning from nearly the same place, taken without the benefit of a wide angle lens and a wool coat from the 19th Century.
Edit: Another pix of the valley with some guy standing in the way (holding the old Eagle Valley pix we used to orient ourselves).
Here’s those same rocks looking up from the valley floor.