Virginia City celebrates Independence Day

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Updated: 7/04/2014 9:48 pm
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Cowboy shoot outs, detailed fashion, American flags galore: It's how the wild west celebrates Independence Day.

"It's an authentic destination and this is the west," said Sharron Gegenheimer of Virginia City’s Living Legends. "This is who we are."

The historic town of goes all out for America’s birthday. Many make it their 4th of July tradition, like Annette Kanelos, who said, "Because there's love. There's friendship. There's camaraderie. It's just amazing. You just have to be here to even understand it."

Trent Fry of Vacaville comes back for the small town atmosphere and the military salutes. "It’s just the festive atmosphere. And the patriotism on display. And the town just goes all out for the parade."

It is also home of the region's longest fireworks show. "We have one of the best fireworks shows around, partly because of our location," said Gegenheimer. "There's no ambient light here."

The Comstock Cowboys Second amendment concert begins at 6 p.m.

After the sun sets, the fireworks will paint the sky for nearly half an hour over Six Mile Canyon.
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