Preserving the Glory Days: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Nye County, Nevada
University of Nevada Press, 1999 - 301 pagina's
Nye County is Nevada's largest and least populated county, but it is also the site of many of the state's most colorful ghost towns and mining camps. The county's economy throughout its history has been largely based on its mines--first, exploiting veins of gold and silver, and more recently deposits of raw materials for modern industry, such as molybdenum and barite. It was here that famous boomtowns like Tonopah and Rhyolite sprang up after the discovery of nearby lodes brought in rushes of prospectors and the merchants who supported them. But the county includes many smaller, shorter-lived camps and numerous abandoned stagecoach and railroad stops associated with defunct mining operations.This book offers a lively, informative record of Nevada's isolated interior. Hall first published a guide to Nye County's ghost towns in 1981. Since then, he has continued his research into the county's past and has uncovered much new information and corrected some errors. To prepare this revised and greatly expanded edition, he revisited all 175 sites recorded earlier and has added more than 20 previously unlisted sites.
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abandoned Amargosa April assayed Beatty began Bellehelen Belmont boardinghouse Bombing and Gunnery Bonnie Clare boom bought buildings Bullfrog Bullfrog-Goldfield Cactus Springs Central Nevada Historical claims Clifford Company formed continued deposits DIRECTIONS discoveries Downeyville early Ellendale Exit left Exit right feet folded follow the road Gabbs ghost town Gold Center Gold Mining Company Golden Arrow Goldfield Grantsville Hannapah Hot Creek Hotel included January Johnnie Kawich Las Vegas left and follow located lone Manhattan miles miners mining camp Mining District nearby Nellis Air Force Nevada Historical Society Nevada State Museum Nye County operations pany Phonolite population post office closed postmaster president produced prospectors Quartz Mountain ranch remains reopened Reveille revival Rhyolite right and follow Round Mountain ruins saloons shaft Silver Bow small camp sold soon Springs stage line station stop Tasker Oddie Tonopah Railroad took place townsite Tybo Valley Vegas and Tonopah worth
Pagina 289 - Preliminary account of Goldfield, Bullfrog, and other mining districts in southern Nevada, by FL Ransome, with notes on the Manhattan district, by GH Garrey and WH Emmons.
Pagina 282 - A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Nye County, Nevada. New York: Dodd Mead, 1981.
Pagina 276 - BURT, OLIVE, Jedediah Smith, Fur Trapper of the Old West. New York: Julian B-2 Messner.
Pagina 276 - Handy Reference to Locating Old Mining Camps, Ghost Town Sites, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Camel Trails, Abandoned Roads, Springs, and Water Holes. San Jose, Calif.: T.
Pagina 282 - Reno: Nevada State Bureau of Mines and MacKay School of Mines, 1943.