Ground was broken in 1866 for the Carson City Mint Building and opened as a national mint in 1869. This mint produced $49,000,000 of gold and silver coins from 1870-1893. In 1899, the mines had dwindled and the U.S. Treasury closed the mint down.
Located in the old west city of Virginia City, NV, the Silver Queen Hotel is one of the most haunted places in the area. Several strange things have been reported by guests. Ghosts of a female child in a dress, a cowboy dressed in black walking out into the street and then vanishing and a dog ghost of a Collie. Also, guests have reported hearing noises--people fighting, and seeing a white mist floating among the hotel in the evening hours.
Known as the most active haunted area in Reno, Robb Canyon is located in the western part of the city. The strange happenings began in the early 1970s when mutilated bodies of 3 men and 1 woman were found here, which at the time was a rural, high desert canyon area. These murders remain unsolved.
Located in Columbus, NE., this graveyard received the name "glowing graveyard" due to the headstones emitting a glow on nights when the moon is full. Many believe that the headstones appear to glow because the limestone in the rock is being reflected by the moon, others believe differently.
The Keystone Trail in Omaha, which is near 90th and Fort, is supposedly haunted by the sound of a ghost train. The legend states that on cold, rainy nights you can hear the sound of the train running down the tracks, even though the tracks were removed several years ago.
This 2-story brick building constructed in 1875 was built to be used as a county courthouse. After the county seat in which it was built in moved, this building became vacant until 1890 when a man named Dr. John Singleton Mead bought it and turned it into a hotel.