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The fascinating ghost town of Rhyolite

There’s something compelling about the ghost town of Rhyolite. It’s a place that seems to speak to many different people. Miners were once drawn to it by the promise of rich gold deposits, and, in recent decades, its wide-open desert beauty has attracted a host of artists and others, all of whom found some sort of inspiration in its ghostly features. Rhyolite is located about four miles west of Beatty, via State Route 374 and U.S. Highway 95. Gold was discovered in the region in about 1904 and a township was mapped the following year. By May 1905, Rhyolite boasted …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 25, 2013 06:43PM Published Jul 25, 2013 06:43PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.