Nevada’s distinct history is borne by the nearly 600 towns that rose and fell before the 1900s even had a chance to stretch its legs. The gold and silver fever that struck the nation resulted in a clamor that touched nearly every corner of the state. While most towns bore fruit only for short periods, they literally left their mark on the state’s landscape. Many ghost towns have no more residents, but they are still full of stories, if you listen carefully.
Headwaters of the Amargosa
The Amargosa is one of the world’s longest underground rivers. For 185 miles, it flows largely unseen through parts of southern Nevada and southeastern California, except where it occasionally surfaces to create ecologically rich oases.
A gateway of possibilities looms in the southern Nevada town. BY MEGG MUELLER One of the definitions of gateway is a means of access or entry to a place. A way to pass from one area into another, basically, and while the town of Beatty has rightfully positioned itself as “The Gateway to Death Valley” […]