For the first time ever we have a 3D rendering of inside the Sutro Tunnel. Join us in our mission of reopening the tunnel so everyone can go inside the Comstock.
This video explains the process, methods, and safety procedures implemented by Simerson Construction in restoring the Sutro Tunnel. Thank you Simerson Construction, Robison Engineering, our board of directors, volunteers, donors, and everyone who has helped get us to this point.
With this information we now know that the tunnel is wide open past the collapse. We can now begin planning on how to proceed with reopening the tunnel.
Join Jeff and Sarah as they tour the historic Sutro Tunnel site, the connection between Virginia City mines and a location 3.88 miles away in Dayton, Nevada. Many of the buildings dating back to the 19th century are still standing.
If you have lived in the area for any amount of time you have undoubtedly heard the name Pierce. If there was ever a physical example and embodiment of Virginia City, that would be Pierce. From a time that many would like to forget about. The 1960's were a very interesting period for the world, our country and even Nevada. At a very quiet time for Dayton a group led by Robin Larson began moving to Sutro, one of these people was Pierce. Not exactly welcomed by the locals at the time, this group has grown into a personification of the area. Like it or not, love them or leave them. These folks are a part of Nevada's history. We hope you enjoy Pierce's story.
After Pierce and Robin Larson left the site a young man named Greg Melton moved in at the Sutro tunnel site and lived there for many years. Here is his story as told by him in an interview by John Tyson of Channel 8 news. Notice all of the buildings that are now unfortunately gone. This interview was filmed sometime in the late 90's.
1980's San Francisco Channel 7 news Friday Focus on Adolph Sutro