A Virginia City app
Wi-Fi has arrived in Virginia City, Nev., a historic mining town that is stuck — deliberately — in an 1850s time warp. Virginia City, about 25 miles southeast of Reno, sits at 6,200 feet and its cell service has been spotty. Until now, smartphones have been good mostly for taking pictures. But now you can even download the free Virginia City app, courtesy of the town’s tourism commission. The Virginia City Nevada app, available for iOS and Android, provides information for visitors as they amble along C Street, the main drag filled with shops, restaurants and museums.