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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Northeastern Nye County
North Central Nye County
Central Nye County
Southern Nye County

Overige edities - Alles weergeven

Veelvoorkomende woorden en zinsdelen

Populaire passages

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 280 - Ghosts of the Glory Trail (Palm Desert, Calif.: Desert Magazine Press, 1956); Pioneer Nevada, prepared by the Thomas C.
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.
Pagina 287 - By Buckboard to Beatty: The California-Nevada Desert in 1886. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1970.

Over de auteur (1999)

Shawn Hall has devoted his career to exploring and recording historic sites, ghost towns, and abandoned mining camps in each of Nevada's seventeen counties. Hall is director of the Tonopah Historic Mining Park in Nye County, Nevada.

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