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Rhyolite Historic Townsite – Nevada

Images of Rhyolite Historic Townsite – Southern Nevada, taken in May 2021.

After the discovery of gold in 1904 the town of Rhyolite, at first a tent city and then a modern town, sprang up out of the Nevada desert. At the height of the gold boom the city had an estimated population of between 5,000 and 8,000 people, was serviced by three railroads, included 18 grocery stores, 19 lodging houses and 50 saloons. The mines began to fail and by 1911 the town started its swift decline, eventually becoming the ghost town it is today. Protected by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) the Rhyolite Historic Townsite and the cemetery to the south are reminders of the boom-and-bust days of the old west in early 1900’s.
Distant view of the Nevada ghost town in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Distant view of the Nevada ghost town in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Rhyolite main street in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Rhyolite main street in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Porter Brothers supply store in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Porter Brothers supply store in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Sign on the façade of the Porter Brothers supply store in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Sign on the façade of the Porter Brothers supply store in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Ruins of the Porter Brothers supply store in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Ruins of the Porter Brothers supply store in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
The Bishop Jewelry Store in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
The Bishop Jewelry Store in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Bishop Jewelry Store and Cook Bank ruins in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Bishop Jewelry Store and Cook Bank ruins in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Ruins of the three story Cook Bank in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Ruins of the three story Cook Bank in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
A caboose house and later a gas station in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
A caboose house and later a gas station in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
One of two schools in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
One of two schools in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
The railroad depot and later a casino in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
The railroad depot and later a casino in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Sign indicating the many lives of the building in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Sign indicating the many lives of the building in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) posting in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) posting in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Railroad/Casino window dressing in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Railroad/Casino window dressing in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Rhyolite Railroad/Casino building in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Rhyolite Railroad/Casino building in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Three room Tom Kelly bottle house in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Three room Tom Kelly bottle house in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Tom Kelly bottle house in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Tom Kelly bottle house in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Rusting theater seats in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Rusting theater seats in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Line shack with the mine in the distance in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Line shack with the mine in the distance in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Rhyolite Mine in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Rhyolite Mine in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Memorial in the cemetery in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Memorial in the cemetery in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Unmarked gravesite in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Unmarked gravesite in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Cemetery memorial plaque (placed in 1959) in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Cemetery memorial plaque (placed in 1959) in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Plots in the Rhyolite cemetery in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Plots in the Rhyolite cemetery in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Clayton gravesite from 1905 in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Clayton gravesite from 1905 in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Mountains frame the Rhyolite cemetery in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Mountains frame the Rhyolite cemetery in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Cemetery gravesites in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Cemetery gravesites in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Timeworn gravesite and tombstone marker in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Timeworn gravesite and tombstone marker in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Cast iron protected gravesite in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Cast iron protected gravesite in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Sweeping view of the Rhyolite cemetery in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite
Sweeping view of the Rhyolite cemetery in the Rhyolite Historic Townsite