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Preserving the glory days: Ghost towns and mining camps of Nye county, Nevada
Preserving the glory days: Ghost towns and mining camps of Nye county, Nevada

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Product Code: NP15

Title: Preserving the glory days: Ghost towns and mining camps of Nye county, Nevada

Author: Shawn Hall
Year: 1999
Series: University of Nevada Press
Format: paperback, 301 pages

"Nye County is Nevada's largest and least populated county, but it is also the site of many of the state's most colorful ghost towns and mining camps. The county's economy throughout its history has been largely based on its mines--first exploiting veins of gold and silver, and more recently, extracting deposits of raw materials for modern industry, such as molybdenum and barite. It was here that famous boomtowns like Tonopah and Rhyolite sprang up following the discovery of nearby lodes that brought in rushes of prospectors and the merchants who supported them. But the county includes many smaller, shorter-lived camps and numerous abandoned stagecoach and railroad stops associated with defunct mining operations.

Shawn Hall, who has devoted his career to exploring and recording Nevada's historic sites, first published a guide to Nye County's ghost towns in 1981. Since then, he has continued his research into the county's past and has uncovered much new information and corrected some errors. To prepare this revised and greatly expanded edition, he revisited all 175 sites recorded earlier and has added more than 20 previously unlisted sites. Preserving the Glory Days entirely supplants the first edition, providing new information about each site, a current assessment of its condition, clear directions for locating each site, and many previously unpublished photographs.

Preserving the Glory Days offers a lively, informative record of Nevada's isolated interior. It will engage readers curious about the region's boom-and-bust past and will guide explorers and desert enthusiasts to the locations of some of the West's most fascinating ghost towns and historic sites.

Shawn Hall relocated to Nevada after graduation from Harvard University. He is the author of Romancing Nevada's Past and Old Heart of Nevada. Mr. Hall is researching and writing about historic sites, abandoned mining camps, and ghost towns in each of Nevada's counties."
Original Product Code: NP15