Fires are one of the biggest threats to the old mining towns of the West. Most of the buildings were made of clapboard and very easily caught fire from wood burning stoves or an errant cigar left unattended. One such cigar may have cost a man a whole building.
During our Highway 50 Loneliest Road in America Challenge, we found out that the Eureka Opera House in Eureka, Nevada was a recently renovated cousin to the Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada. We decided to visit. The road up to Virginia City was a bit windy and hilly. I gave Lex directions and It didn’t take long for him to find the impressive structure. Continue reading