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Ghost Hunting Series Visits Old Washoe Club

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Kellene Stockwell
Channel 2 News

One of the oldest bars in Virginia City has launched a bid to cash in as a world famous ghost hunting site. 

Washoe Club owner Scott Burrell wants the building that once housed the Comstock Era ‘Millionaires Club' to be the National Historic Places Registry. 

And he says the old Washoe has the history and the ghosts to do it. "This is a building built in 1862 and most of the buildings survived a huge fire of 1875. The restoration involves four buildings in total; it's not just the museum, there are four buildings. 

"There's about 30 rooms between the second and third floors. Originally the upstairs was the Millionaires Club of the Washoe from 1875 to 1898 and it was the first elite Men's Club west of the Mississippi. 

"When we originally bought the building the idea was to go after grant money to restore it…it's got a great history, anybody that was anybody when it came to town, the who's who is the guest registry of the watcher club. Everything from Ulyssess S. Grant – a lot of actors, writers, anybody there was somebody in society that came to Virginia City came to the Washoe Club." 

Bill Brown and the Channel 2 ghost hunting team takes you to three of the most haunted sites on the Comstock during his Ghost Hunting Series Thursday and Friday.

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