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I recently visited not just Tonopah, NV but Belmont ghost town. Which is not a ghost town because many people live there. Most of the original homes have fallen down except the courthouse, Belmont Courier, Stephanie house,
Belmont has some interesting history, that I think you will be interested in. The town was founded in 1865, and was rich in silver with a large population of up to 15,000. The Belmont mine is known as the Belmont-Tonopah mine, is located up in the Belmont mountains, a few miles north of Tonopah and 20 miles SW of Wickenberg.Continue reading “The Belmont mine fire and A plague tragedy that struck Tonopah , NV. is buried next to the Clown motel; Present and past”
Old gas pumps still standing in Chloride, Az. Old photo of Chloride in 1914 I was really excited to get out and go on a small road trip over the …Road trip ; Chloride, Az and an escape into the Hualapai mountain park!
I was really excited to get out and go on a small road trip over the weekend! Nothing beats a nice long drive with your jams blasted on the radio! Well, needless to say we ended up in Chloride, Az.. This place was founded in 1862,where silver was discovered here and it had a whopping 75 mines! It is located 25 miles north of Kingman, Az and 80 miles South of Las Vegas. It is in Mohave county and is nestled in the Cerbat mountain range.
Chloride is the oldest mining town that still has a heartbeat here in Arizona! It is a cool place to check out . It is full of old buildings, a lot of artistic expressionism, and although some people call it a ghost town, it is inhibited by many people! probably around 400 or more people reside here. We noticed a lot of people sitting outside the resteraunt called “Yesterday’s.
The murals that were painted by Roy Purcell are pretty cool, Called “The Journey” on 2,000 square feet and we saw many jeeps coming down the dirt road. It looks like many trails for off-roaders out there! Fun.
Chloride has had some movies filmed there as well. In Fact, Jack Nicholson Started in the 1970’s movie called Rebel Rousers! Also “Universal soldier 1992) “Serendepity (3) and anold western movie called “Old Nevada! Pretty awesome!
So after we left Chloride, we headed to The Hualapai Mountain Park!
This was a fun roadtrip and if your looking for something new to go see, this is a nice trip!
Hope you enjoyed this article, next month we will be taking a trip up I-95 North to Oregon, then down to Belmont, NV, Tonapah, NV, and then stay at the Clown motel!
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