Rhyolite, NV

Rhyolite, 1909

Rhyolite on January 18, 1909

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On August 9, 1904, two prospectors, Frank 'Shorty' Harris and Ernest L. Cross, discovered gold on a hill nearby. The town of Rhyolite was founded.

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The world famous bottle house. Because he had no other material, a miner build this house out of whisky bottles.

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10000 People lived here. There were about 50 saloons n the city, a redlight district, and even a public swimming pool.

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Today, a number of well preserved buildings remain.

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The peaceful atmosphere of the desert makes a visit to Rhyolite an unforgettable experience.

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