Rhyolite on January 18, 1909
rhyoold (Old Postcard, courtesy of Terry E. Kurfess, Beatty NV) Buy pictures
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.
The world famous bottle house. Because he had no other material, a miner build this house out of whisky bottles.
10000 People lived here. There were about 50 saloons n the city, a redlight district, and even a public swimming pool.
Today, a number of well preserved buildings remain.
The peaceful atmosphere of the desert makes a visit to Rhyolite an unforgettable experience.