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at the Virginia City Memorial Day Parade

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Staging Area before the parade
More Cars getting in line
Deputy Simons on patrol
Vintage SCSO patrol car
Deny Dotson leading the way
Second Generation Camero and a drop dead georgous Buick Grand National sleeper
Cooking Dogs in front of the Pondo
Veteran carrying the colors
Vintage 1950s Ford NHP Car owned by former NHP officer and Highlands resident.
Vintage 1970s Plymouth Fury NHP Car owned by former NHP officer and Highlands resident.
1980s Camaro NHP Car owned by former NHP officer and Highlands resident.
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeLove those colors.
Vintage SCSO-mobile rolling.
TOE M8R passing Grandma’s Fudge.
at the Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeStunning C10.
at the Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeYes, Va. Nova.
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeA good number of people in town.
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeUm…
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeThe next NextGen mid-engine Corvette gonne be sick.
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeThe Sally and John Show in the Willys. This rig is really set up nicely.
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeTom Quigley doing his thing.
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeOne Mask. Socially Distant.
More Dawgs in front of the Pondo.
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeOff roaders on road.
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeRear view of a really nice woody.
Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeConvertible Stingray. Sick.
at the Virginia City Memorial Day ParadeSin Masquera. Con Cerveza. Enborrachandose.
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Hundreds of Cars did laps at the Virginia City Memorial Day Parade on C Street as Virginia City celebrated the memory of America’s Veterans on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020. While crowds were way smaller than in years past, it was clear folks were ready to get out from the lockdown and enjoy the sunshine.

Masks were scattered throughout the crowd, but most of the folks visiting went mask free. Merchants were happy to see folks back in town.

“I really hope this reflects a trend for the future,” explained Jason Teague from the Comstock Bandito. “We need folks to know we are open for business up here in Virginia City.”

“I couldn’t believe it when several people called the cops on me for opening,” explained Tom Quigley. “We should be able to operate our businesses if we are doing so safely.”

Another merchant explained how many of his fellow businessmen and women were experiencing tough times. “I just hope the shops that are closed can reopen. My rent is top-loaded for the summer months. I will pay $7000 per month in June, July, and August. While it is great to see some C Street owners give their tennants a break on thier rent, my landlord isn’t returning my calls. Last time I talked to them, they said ‘hey, everyone is hurting, we can’t help you’. I may not be able to stay open past July if things don’t change in a big fat hurry.”

Controversy about masks aside, it was nice to see people in town, if briefly.

Storey County celebrated Memorial Day 2018 with a dedication to the Mark Twain Veterans Memorial.

 

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Sam Toll is a native of Gold Hill and returned home in 2016 after 35 years in the Sacramento Valley. He enjoys old cars and loud music. And writing.

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One comment

  1. Sam Toll,
    They must have been listening to you and the Sheriff on your
    Thursday “TV” show in Reno.
    Thanks for nice pictures.
    Sam DNA Dehne
    PS
    I am still reflecting with amazement on my “What could go wrong”
    speech presented on the EXACT SAME DAY the president declared
    “there soon will be zero (Covads)” [Feb 26]

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