After our visit we all headed up to to Virginia C*ty, which I have wanted to see for years--in part because it is an old mining town, but also because it is where some of the descendants of my research subject lived.
The drive up to Virgin*a City winds back and forth, one switchback after another. But it does yield some beautiful views.
Historic monuments and plaques are everywhere in this tiny silver rush town.
Restaurants and bars (in various states of misrepair and restoration) sometimes occupy the old banking buildings. This was once a bustling center of commerce. It is all souvenir shops, eateries, and museums now.