Tag Archives: Virginia City

Why We Drove through Six Mile Canyon to Dayton

OK, I promised I would finish the story on why we drove from Virginia City through Six Mile Canyon to Dayton that October Day in 2007 (see my previous posting here on the Monochrome Madness Road theme). We went to … Continue reading

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MM 3-20 The Back Road to Dayton from Virginia City

Leanne Cole’s theme this week for her Monochrome Madness Challenge is Road. I have decided that my entry this week should be a monochrome version of a photo I took way back in late October of 2007 during a week-end … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Worst Dinner

My grandmother’s name was Margaret Henrietta Muckle. She was born 140 years ago today in the rip-roaring town of Virginia City, Nevada. Her parents were Irish immigrants — one from County Down and one from County Roscommon — who met … Continue reading

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Where did my Kennys come from?

Six of my eight great grandparents were born in Ireland and I have been able to determine their birthplaces down to the county level for five of the six. And for two of the six I have actually visited their … Continue reading

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The Muckles of Bodie

My great grandparents Tom Muckle and Bessie Gallagher lived most of their lives in Virginia City, Nevada where they were married in 1871. Tom died there in 1922. Bessie moved to San Francisco with her daughter Maggie and family in … Continue reading

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The Gallagher Girls of Virginia City

Times were tough in rural Ireland in the years following the Great Famine. One son would inherit the small family farm and his siblings would have to find some other place to live. Peter Gallagher inherited his father’s farm and … Continue reading

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