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.
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.