Thursday, October 18, 2012

Virginia City Stage Coach



Today's picture shows a Stage Coach loaded up in front of the Wells Fargo Express company in Virginia City, Nevada. The picture was taken in 1866. Looks like six horses pulling the stage coach. The one sign reads "Plumbing". Wonder what type of plumbing they had in 1866?

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  1. "And she'll be riding 6 white horses when she comes"
    First thing that pop into my head when I saw 6 white horse pulling that stage

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  2. Most likely the plumbing here consisted of pipes to carry well water, and rainspouts. Some larger Eastern cities had gravity feed plumbing as early as the American Revolution, but it was rare - and expensive. One gentleman in Philadelphia opened a bathhouse and charged $1 a bath, but for a monthly subscription of $8 you and your family could have all the baths you wanted.

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  3. I like the arches on that large building.

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  4. The arches don't look that large compared with the goliath lamp they have affixed to the front of the building. You have to wonder if perhaps some absent minded purchaser didn't read the dimensions in the catalog listing and just picked it based on the image.

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