Goldfield, NV is what I would call creepy and fascinating at the same time. As some of you know I recently took a long trip up 95 North to Oregon, then back down south to Belmont,Tonopah , and also Austin, NV. As well as stopping in at Goldfield, NV!
Goldfield, NV really stood out as almost totally abandoned when we were there. But back in its day , it was a very active and was a real big gold boom town. It was founded in Esmerelda county back in 1902. But it was in 1904 that defined Goldfield, NV as a Boom town. At its peak it had 20,000 people. With three railroads, dozens of saloons, 4 schools, five newspapers, two mining stock exchanges.
Virgil Earp was made Sherriff here and Wyatt called this town home. Unfortunately a flood hit and after that a huge fire happened. The fire consumed most of the town. It was never the same. Down below I took more photos of what is still remaining. Please enjoy!
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