Hoist and ore chute restoration celebration set

The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture plans an April 4 reception to celebrate completing the restoration of the Upper Yellow Jacket hoist and ore chute.

The structure is directly above the tracks of the V&T Railroad in Gold Hill. The wooden hoist lifted ore carts and miners from the famed Yellow Jacket, which in its heyday was one of the richest mines in the history of the Comstock, according to a news release.

The reception is set for 5 p.m. at the Gold Hill Hotel. The foundation will ask guests to participate in fundraising activities to benefit nine nonprofit organizations within the Comstock Historic District. The foundation will match donations up to $1,000 for each organization.

For information about the foundation, call Ron James at 775-443-7803.


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