The Comstock Flea Market is becoming a Memorial Day Weekend tradition at the Silver City Park, and this year’s edition on Saturday and Sunday may have been the most productive yet in the effort to protect the Virginia City National Historic Landmark. Final totals haven’t been calculated yet, but several thousand dollars were paid for the treasures contributed by CRA members and others who oppose pit mining in the Landmark.
This year’s event featured the usual fabulous bargains, along with entertainment, food and all the fun we could pack into two days at the park.
“Most of the people who came to the sale were from out of town,” said event manager Patricia Allander, “They took a lot of interest in our issue with open pit mining here. People are aware of the controversey, but once they saw it with their own eyes they became very interested — and very generous.” Items at the sale aren’t tagged, customers set their own prices.
Funds raised at CRA events go to protect and preserve the Virginia City National Historic Landmark from open pit mining.