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Comstock Cowboy perform benefit for V&T Railway

Record Courier Staff Reports

The Comstock Cowboys will be performing at a special fund-raising benefit for the Reconstruction of the V&T Railway between Carson City and Virginia City.

The event will take place Saturday in the Nugget Ballroom at the Carson Nugget in Carson City. Tickets are $18 per person, general admission and $14 for members of the Prospector Club or the Comstock Cowboy fan club. There will be light hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar, dancing and the exciting music of the Comstock Cowboys.

During the evening, Kevin Ray, coordinator from the Commission for Reconstruction of the V&T Railway will be there with a large site map of the project and a phase map of where the project is to date. There will also be Nevada Silver Commemorative V&T coins, the second edition from the Carson Mint and commemorative mugs for sale at the event.

Take a trip back in time with western music at it’s finest. Let David John and the Comstock Cowboys paint a musical picture in the lyrics of the old western campfire classics. David John’s story telling ability shines in his original songs of Nevada and the old west, a history lesson sweetened by his rich voice in harmonies with his Cowboy crew.

Be a part of reconstructing the greatest little shortline in the west. For 81 years, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad ran from Reno to Carson City with destinations east and west to Virginia City and the Town of Minden. May 30, 1950, V&T Engine No. 27 made it last run to Minden and it marked the end of an era for Nevada. Now the plans are underway to reconstruct the line from Carson City to Virginia City and a dream is fast becoming a reality.

Tickets are available at the Prospector’s Club Booth in the Carson Nugget from 8 a.m. to midnight. You must be 21 or older. For more information, call 882-1624.