Author Makley speaks on Western Robber Baron

The intrigue begins! Check out this 1-minute interview clip about William Sharon, the infamous King of the Comstock and robber baron of the Wild West.

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Comstock Stamp Mill in Action

Watch this video footage of the Arizona Stamp Mill from our scouting trip to Virginia City. Mills were key to extracting silver and gold from rock, ore and sediment of the deep Comstock mines.

“William Sharon learned that the mills are where you earn the money. In the mine, there’s gonna be thousands of shares of stock. The mills, it was primarily him and Ralston. The mills would operate for 24 hours a day. The mine was using up its profits paying the mills for doing this milling.”

–Michael Makley, author of ‘William Sharon: The Infamous King of the Comstock.’

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City of White Gold February Presentation

City of White Gold February Presentation

Geordie Lynch will be presenting the documentary-in-progress at San Francisco History Association, February 28th, 2012, 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). Click the link to their website for details.