Here is a better shot:
I had thought that it was a long distance to travel, I wonder what was written inside.
Thanks for finding out the name/background, I had guessed it was "Ara"
Some interesting tidbits about VA City during that period:
Virginia City sprang up as a boomtown on top of the Comstock Lode, the first major silver deposit discovered in the United States, in 1859.
At its peak, Virginia City had a population of over 15,000 residents and was called the richest city in America.
Virginia City could be considered the "birthplace" of Mark Twain, as it was here in February 1863 that writer Samuel Clemens, then a reporter on the local Territorial Enterprise newspaper, first used his famous pen name.