Rhyolite, Nevada – Ghost town

Sunday morning as I was approaching Death Valley National Park by driving west from Beatty NV I saw a sign to the remnants of this little town.  Rhyolite is the name of a volcanic rock.  The town was formed in 1905 and was a gold-mining town, but it’s existence was short-lived.

This was the Railroad Depot (Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad), one of the best preserved buildings:

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This was the Cook Bank building:

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This was a Hardware store and Emporium:

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And this was the school:

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There is a curious house constructed mainly of bottles (laying on their side and held in place by concrete):

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There was a general store, the Rhyolite Mercantile, but it was made of wood, was struck by lightning in 2014 and burned to the ground.