Tour through Dayton history on Saturday

Local historian Eileen Cohen will lead the tour "Discover Dayton" on Saturday.

The day tour starts at

9 a.m. with a talk by two docents at the Dayton Valley Historical Museum, where there is a pictorial display of the old town of Sutro and the Sutro Tunnel.

A short walk takes participants to the first jail, firehouse, and Pony Express station and to the location of Nevada's first gold discovery. A tour of Steven Saylor's Evergreen Studio follows.

After a no-host lunch at Compadres Restaurant, the tour continues to Dayton's cemetery where Old Virginny (Virginia City's namesake) and other notables are buried. The tour ends with a walk through the remains of Rock Point Mill.

The $10 cost of the tour must be paid in advance to reserve your spot. Call 775-267-2557.


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