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Enjoyment of the whispering winds, the zephyrs, the airstreams of the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin areas of the United States in a recreational vehicle.

Northern Nevada Ghost Towns

Berlin – Located in Nye County near Ione. It's claim to fame is that it is the location of fossil remains of Ichthyosaurs although it was also an active mining town at one time.

Belmont – Established in 1865, at one point it served as the seat of Nye County. The Courthouse is one of the most prominent buildings in Belmont. 1965 Rally in Belmont

Bodie – Located in California just off Hwy 395 south of Bridgeport. It is one of the most visited Ghost Towns.

Kingston – Located off of Hwy 376 just east of Austin in the Big Smoky Valley The more level ground around Kingston made it a good place to build mills for mining. Kingston as with many mining towns, had it's own boom and bust cycle. The town currently has a population of around 200.

Manhattan – Located in Nye County. It was originally established in the 1860's then died off to be “re-discovered” around 1900. 1980 SNU Caravan to Eastern Nevada including Manhattan

Pine Grove – located in Lyon County. Pine Grove is South of Yerrington. Gold was discovered in the area in 1866. At one point about 1000 people lived there

Rhyolite - Located in Nye County about 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, near the eastern boundary of Death Valley National Park.

Virginia City – Home of the Comstock Load, Virginia City survives today as a prime tourist destination.

Unionville – Located in Pershing County off I80 about 40 miles west of Winnemucca. This town has a short but interesting history.

Mammoth Consolidated Mine – located above the current town of Mammoth Lakes off of US 395 South. This mining camp was active during the late 1920's and early 1930's


See the photo gallery of the historic places the SNU has visited

Check out the 1980 SNU Mid-Nevada Caravan photo gallery

Check out stories from Nevada's past from a 3rd generation Nevadan

Nevada Ghost Towns -|- Shawn Hall's Nevada Ghost Town website -|- Ghost Towns and Mining Sites of Nevada -|-Historic California

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