DEATH VALLEY’S HARMONY BORAX WORKS!

Main Stop on the 20 Mule Team Trail!   The ruins of the boiler at Harmony Borax in Death Valley National Park   If you really want to be truthful about it, in many ways it's where the 20 Mule Team Trail starts. Of course 20 Mule Teams and long line teams were used throughout … [Read more...]

PAHRUMP: YOUR ADVENTURE HUB!

What does that mean? Pahrump: Your Adventure Hub?? Well, quite simply it means that just like the hub in the middle of a wheel you can venture out from the town of Pahrump in a whole lotta different directions. It’s the best place with the most conveniences to get to Nevada’s wild backcountry. You … [Read more...]

PAHRUMP: YOUR ADVENTURE HUB – PART 2!

Once again Pahrump is your adventure Hub for yet another loop trip! On this one your destination is one of Nevada's most well known ghost towns: Rhyolite! The most famous ruin in Rhyolite: The Cook Bank Building, 1908 Once again find a great place to stay in Pahrump. You've got plenty of … [Read more...]

GOLDFIELD DAYS CELEBRATION AND LAND AUCTION

Come on out for one of the most fun and interesting events in   Nevada Silver Trails Territory! GOLDFIELD DAYS! August 19,20 and 21, 2011 Esmeralda County Celebrating its 150 Year Anniversary 1861-2011 The Historic and Haunted Goldfield Hotel! Parades, Land Auctions, Bus Tours Of … [Read more...]

TONOPAH’S HISTORIC MINING PARK!

  On a hill above town sits Tonopah's historic past. Yep, the past itself is sitting on top of the hill. You can actually visit the very place where Tonopah began. And not only Tonopah, but where the last great gold rush in the entire USA took place. It was 1900 when silver was discovered up … [Read more...]

THE BEST LITTLE MUSEUM RURAL NEVADA!

THE CENTRAL NEVADA MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY These old miners shacks and buildings waiting for your visit at the Central Nevada Museum in Tonopah, Nevada.   In this year's Nevada Magazine's "Best of" - the Central Nevada Museum and Historical Society is listed as the best museum … [Read more...]

THE SILVER THAT SAVED NEVADA

There's a place in Nevada called the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. And it's historic for a reason. It was there in 1900 that one of the richest mineral strikes in history was made. And you can visit it. It was claimed to have been found by Jim Butler when he was chasing one of his burros but … [Read more...]

THE HEIRESS AND THE GHOST TOWN

Recently, in New York City, a woman named Huguette Clark passed away. She was born in 1906 and lived to be 104 years old. No one there probably knew her connection to Rhyolite, Nevada but she had one. Her father was William Andrews Clark, one of America's wealthiest men in 1906, and he built a … [Read more...]

SHE BURNS GREEN, ROSIE!!

That was the shout of discoverer Aaron Winters to his new wife, Rosie! In 1881 Aaron and Rosie were living in Nevada's Ash Meadows in a little mud hut that was described as "carved out of the mud hillside."  One day a prospector told them about all the borax discovered in central and northern Nevada … [Read more...]

MOON DUNES AT DUMONT?

Ready to Launch You've got to be ready for this adventure! Helmet, Quad, Dune Buggy, whatever - because you're bound for a landscape that looks completely foreign! In fact it looks an awful lot like the moon.  Check it out: This is the landscape around Dumont Dunes just south of Death Valley. What … [Read more...]