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Rhyolite, Nevada

Rhyolite, Nevada

Porter Brothers Store Ruins - Erected in 1906. The Porter Brothers had three stores in California. They moved merchandise from their Ballarat, California store, across Death Valley, to their "Rhyolite Emporium".
(From BLM brochure)

The town of Rhyolite was founded in 1904 when gold was discovered in the nearby Bullfrog Mining District. It quickly become a boom town, boasting three railroad lines, three banks, an opera house and numerous saloons and restaurants. The prosperity didn't last long and by 1910 Rhyolite was in decline. Today it is the best known ghost town in Nevada, administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Photo prise le 13 octobre 2018 (© Jasperdo / Flickr)

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 rhyolite, nevada, ghost town, mining town, history, bullfrog mining district, bureau of land management, blm, desert, ruins, building, architecture, porter brothers store, storefront

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