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eBook Preserving The Glory Days: Ghost Towns And Mining Camps Of Nye County, Nevada ePub

by Shawn Hall

  • ISBN: 0874173175
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Shawn Hall
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press; 1 edition (November 1998)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1983 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1876 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 148

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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.

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. 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.

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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

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. Shawn Hall's first book "Connecting the West: Historic Railroad Stops and Stage Stations in Elko, Nevada" focuses on the Central Pacific and other railroads that early on connected Nevada to the rest of the nation. This work, "Old Heart of Nevada" is a compendeum of information about early towns and mining camps in Elko County. Both books need to be read by people curious about eastern Nevada history.

From Adaven (Nevada spelled backward) - a small, still-functioning settlement originally called Sharp - to Wilson's Camp, a complete ghost since 1906, this brand-new guide to Nye County's 175 ghost towns, mining camps, stage stops, and legendary sites is a modern prospector's dream. Containing detailed instructions on how to get to each location, a map, numerous photographs, and a wealth of historical lore, here is almost everything known about the rich lode of spectral haunts in this most prolific corner of the old West.

Nye county is Nevada's largest and least poplulated county, but it is also the site of many of the states most colorful ghost towns and mining camps. The county's economy throughout history has been largely based on its mines - first exploiting veins of gold and silver, and more recently extracting deposits of raw materials for modern industry, such as Molybdenum and Barite. It was here that famous boomtowns like Tonopah and Rhyolite sprang up following the discovery of nearby lodes that brought in rushes of prospectors and the merchants who supported them

Publisher:University of Nevada Press.

Publisher:University of Nevada Press.

Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, in the . It is in the Bullfrog Hills, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas, near the eastern edge of Death Valley. The town began in early 1905 as one of several mining camps that sprang up after a prospecting discovery in the surrounding hills. During an ensuing gold rush, thousands of gold-seekers, developers, miners and service providers flocked to the Bullfrog Mining District.

Preserving the Glory Days : Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Nye Country.

15. Romancing Nevada's Past : Ghost Towns and Historic Sites of Eureka, Lander, and White Pine Counties. Univ of Nevada Pr. Shawn R. Hall. 16. Architecture of Necessity and Opportunity in Nevada Ghost Towns. Falcon Hill Pr. Dave Basso. 17. Ghost Towns of Nevada. 18. Preserving the Glory Days : Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Nye Country. Shawn Hall. 19. Nevada Ghost Town Trails. 20. California-Nevada Ghost Town Atlas.

Visiting ghost towns and mining towns continues to be a growing hobby for many people. Some of these towns still serve as county seats. Southern Nevada has a rich mining history and provides a wonderful place to explore. Nevada provides fertile ground for this activity with its mainly rural and remote nature; many ghost towns still have a lot of remnants to explore. However, since those are also mining towns, they can be classified as either.

Photo of the day: I shot this desert flower while visiting the Bullfrog Mine near Beatty. Preserving the glory days: Ghost towns and mining camps of Nye county, Nevada. The pipe extended into the ground and came up a ways away w why the end is like that but to my vivid imagination, something blew up inside the pipe and curled the metal back like petals.

Shawn Hall leads travelers and historians to 175 ghost towns and mining camps in Nye County, Nevada. Brief descriptions and clear directions are provided.

Comments

Unirtay Unirtay
This is a really good resource for exploring ghost towns in Nye County, Nevada. I'd like to see more detail on a lot of the entries, but it's a fairly comprehensive work and a good companion to Paher's book.
Gabar Gabar
Great reference for Nye County history
Flas Flas
well done
Rko Rko
Nye County, Nevada, is one of the largest counties in all of the United States. It stretches from the southern part of the state near Las Vegas to well into Nevada's northern half. Within this vast area, there are dozens ghost towns, most of which sprang up near gold and silver mines. This book is, by far, the most comprehensive work available on the ghost towns of the county.

Hall has written books about the ghost towns of other Nevada counties, but he chose Nye county for his first book and with good reason. No other region approaches it, both in numbers of sites and interesting stories. Some of the now abandoned towns of Nye County once approached populations of 10,000.

Hall began exploring Nye County ghost towns as a college student, and visited all of the places listed here (excepting the ones located in "off-limits" government areas) prior to writing the book. He is the preeminent expert today on Nevada ghost towns. This book contains histories for each place, directions on how to get to each one, and a wealth of interesting stories about Nevada in mid-19th to early 20th centuries. I found the first edition of this book 30 years ago, and have returned to it often since. It, along with Hall's other works, is highly recommended.
Doriel Doriel
This book has wonderful information about Nye County's ghost towns - exactly what I was looking for. Shawn Hall has selected great accompanying photographs, which I found very helpful for a project I am working on. I hope to visit some of the towns mentioned one day (when I find the time!), and this book will definately be of help.
The book is devided into region of the county (South, East, etc), and then arranged in alphabetical order, with directions and an historial account of each town. Well written and researched, with great photos!