Memories of Goldfield, NV


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January 4th 2014
Published: January 4th 2014
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Goldfield's Court HouseGoldfield's Court HouseGoldfield's Court House

originally built in 1907.
There's more to see in Goldfield, NV, than the car forest I posted about separately.

Goldfield was a happening place in the first decade of the 20th century due to the discovery of gold — between 1903 and 1940, Goldfield's mines produced more than $86 million.(wikipedia).

Today it is the home to just under 300 people and a lot of "ghosts"(history) of miners who searched through its hills for gold.

For whatever reason I fell in love with Goldfied. I even got the t-shirt... and a ring with a flake of gold in it. There's nothing much about this town... yet at the same time it incites the imagination and curiosity like few other places. It's an aura sort of thing.

Bringing you back to reality fast, however, is the police. Watch out when driving through Goldfield... it is famous for surviving off speeding tickets from passersby.


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This is just cool. Parked across the street from the Courthouse
Abandoned mineAbandoned mine
Abandoned mine

Not to lose sight of the reason why these towns were founded to start with... the mines are still there... only now without the rumble of hundreds of men in search of gold
TrainsTrains
Trains

made the search for gold possible all over these areas... and when there was no more gold.. there was no more train.


Gans v Nelson fightGans v Nelson fight
Gans v Nelson fight

In 1906 - 42 rounds. Cool story. Read here - http://www.goldfieldhistoricalsociety.com/featured-storyJoeGans.html
Goldfield High SchoolGoldfield High School
Goldfield High School

the building is still there (see other pictures) in need of major work. Built in 1906, this building is most important because it survived the fires of 1923 and 1924, which destroyed most of the town. Money is needed!


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