Saturday, March 26, 2011

Photo of the day: Esmeralda and Golden


Esmeralda and Golden, originally uploaded by The Bacher Family.
The town of Rhyolite was once one of the largest mining towns in western Nevada, with a few thousand souls busy mining silver from the nearby hills, or selling goods and services to the miners. It only lasted a few years before the boom went bust; today, all that remains are a few crumbling buildings, a smattering of tourists, and street signs evoking the vocabulary and dreams of a bygone era.

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