Bowers Mansion Hosts Opening Weekend With Civil War Reenactment

Guns were blazing Saturday morning at Bowers Mansion for the opening weekend of the 2019 tour season.

Kicking off the tour season with a Civil War reenactment at Bowers Mansion; those who participated were a dedicated bunch, and some even dedicate their lives to reenacting when Nevada was battle born.

"We're out here to share living history with the citizens of Nevada, and all of us love and enjoy our union in southern history." Said David Lee, Sergeant in charge of the 14th Texas Calvary Dismounted Unit, for the reenactment.

Built in 1864, Bowers Mansion upholds the memory of the millionaires who built their homes in Washoe County during the Comstock Lode; right in the midst of the Civil War.

According to Washoe County, L.S. "Sandy" Bowers and his wife, Eilley Oram, earned a fortune in their silver mine and became the first millionaires during the Comstock Lode.

Bowers Mansion is open every weekend starting May 18, through October 27 for the 2019 tour season.

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