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 historians think the Indians probably showed him where it was. The richest claim wasn’t struck by Jim at all but by his wife Belle, who was probably a much better prospector. For the complete story check out this blog:
The Hoist House for the Mizpah Mine, built 1902
One of the highlights at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park!