American Flat mill site to be torn down; share memories here

There are 6 comments on the Reno Gazette-Journal story from Dec 10, 2010, titled American Flat mill site to be torn down; share memories here. In it, Reno Gazette-Journal reports that:

A story in tomorrow's Reno Gazette-Journal will look at the American Flat mill site, an historic complex of mining buildings built near Virginia City in the 1920s and a popular location for teen partying, paintball battles and graffiti spraying.

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Jeff with a J

Reno, NV

#1 Dec 10, 2010
Sad to see a piece of the local history destroyed, b the poor decisions of a few local tees who want to party and a bonehead who tried to take his ATV up the stairs (I guess you can't cure stupid).

Sad, sorry it has to go.

Another small part of Nevada gone.
Listen

Reno, NV

#2 Dec 25, 2010
If the flats are torn down, let the city fall to flames, a sprayed glow upon every town, and the democracy retrieve reigns among the crown, Please Mr. knew it all, would you let us roar to the ground, or burn to a fall, no matter what, we all trust in Mr. know it all.
mchamma

Sparks, NV

#3 Sep 14, 2011
if the flats are demolished, there will be a whole new order of graffiti placed on the shoulders of the cities. a burden.
Chuck

Folsom, CA

#4 Oct 30, 2011
I wasn't hurting anyone. I know the graffiti is a problem but not out there I kept kids of Reno, Carson, & Virginia city streets. An it was a great place to paint ball.
p-ball

United States

#5 Oct 31, 2011
the city has a sour view of paintballers. They can't get it through their head that the stuff Is nontoxic. A carson city teen was sent to court for shooting a sign, and in court he proceeded to eat a paintball, causing the sentence to be dismissed. The city overreacts to that. I can't speculate on the other things like the atv upstairs, but it would be another shame for paintball to be the cause. The same issue happened at the gooseberry mines. Paintballers left their marks, and the officials shut it down. Paintballers should switch to airsoft. I know they all think airsofters are panzies, but airsoft is all about the realism, not about the pain you think we are all avoiding. Its addicting and less expensive.
Ex mrs opelc

Reno, NV

#6 Jun 28, 2013
40 years ago my ex painted a gigantic portrait of American flats it was breathtaking , can't think of American flats without smiling

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