December 27, 2008

Death Valley pt 3: Rhyolite

We left the park and crossed over the state line into Nevada for our final stop, the Ryholite Ghost Town.

In 1908 the gold mining town of Ryholite was the second largest city in Nevada with a population of 10,000 people. A mere 2 years later, the mines had failed and the population had shrunk to just 675 people. Ryholite is the most impressive of all the ghost towns we've visited over the past couple of years. There are still many standing structures and the grounds were littered with rusted cans and other metals.

Then it was back on the road for the long drive to LA.

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