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Drive from Las Vegas to Reno, via 95 North

The last small town that we passed was Beatty, Nevada where I was in ‘Americana Heaven’ with all of the old motels and diners.

Next up on our road trip from Vegas to Reno was Goldfield, an unincorporated community with a population of about 300 people.

Goldfield, Nevada

According to Wikipedia,Goldfield was a boomtown in the first decade of the 20th century due to the discovery of gold. Between 1903 and 1940, Goldfield’s mines produced more than $86 million. Much of the town was destroyed by a fire in 1923, although several buildings survived and remain… Gold exploration continues in and around the town today.”

Pretty crazy to picture this town ‘booming’.

Today, it has more of a ghost town vibe.

Not that I’m complaining…

Goldfield is actually one of my favorite areas to pass through on this drive.