Tag Archives: Comstock Lode

Biggest little bank

The deserts of the great Southwest are thought to be inhospitable areas, where little grows except the hardiest plants and animals. This austere environment challenged the earliest pioneers as they crossed from east to west. Financial services were already in… Continue reading

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A sterling silver puzzle, pt. 2

In his last post, Ryan introduced the story of Silver King John Mackay, and how he was a big winner in Nevada silver strikes in the 1860s and 70s. With success in the Comstock Lode, Mackay and his partners battled… Continue reading

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