Hey everyone! This heat has driven me to look for a place that has temps of 60’s to 70’s all year long, and we are going to find that out by going there! This is one place that’s not to far from Arizona to escape this boiling temp! It’s about an 8 hour drive. We will let you know where we will stay and give you prices. I am going to be sharing photos and you will see what we see! I will let you know when we are going soon! Have a great day!
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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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”