Category Archives: Ghost Towns

The Great Basin and the Lincoln Highway – Ruth, New Ruth, and Big Mining

This is not an editorial piece about mining. I just found/shot some great photos and discovered some interesting history in this area. The large mining operations here near Ruth, Nevada, just west of Ely, have been going on for a … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in the Great Basin – The Shoe Tree at Middlegate

I’m sure that you will all be pleased to hear that the new shoetree is becoming well populated. (The old one was cut down in a lovers’ spat.) And while we are on the subject – This location is the … Continue reading

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Out in the Nevada Desert

I’m back from the trip, which turned out to be great (thanks for asking). I covered 1500 miles in nearly two weeks, camping most of the time. Let me begin with a photo from the Steptoe Valley, north of Ely, … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Goodyear Cutoff and Gold Hill

I left Callao with some regret – the beauty and the isolation are so attractive. The photo below is of the road from Gold Hill looking back to the flats. Callao would be the vague line of green in the … Continue reading

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