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Published: January 19th 2014
Read the sign in the picture to understand who is buried here. It is sad to think of those people who came here looking for gold, so young, just to end up dead. Sucks.
Tonopah is another "gold" town that used to have thousand of miners at the start of the 1900s and today has only 2,000 people. It is north of Goldfield. It has the large "Tonopah Mining Park" with lots of century old leftovers from the mining days. In 1911 there was a big fire inside of one mine during which several miners died. One of them, Big Bill, died while trying to rescue other miners. There are several tributes to Big Bill in Tonopah. One of them, a big mural to the side of one of the oldest buildings in the town, you'll see in the pictures below.
It was the coldest of the towns while we were in the area, temperature wise I mean. If you like old buildings and their history, this is a good place. In a couple of hours one can walk up and down following a self-guided tour brochure that is easily found in town. Having done that, it's time to go.
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