Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining History
Nye County- Southern
Nye County- Northwestern
Nye County- North Central
Nye County- Northeastern
White Pine County
Many people who aren't from Nevada, as well as many who have never left Las Vegas, see all of Nevada as something that it is NOT. Huge casinos, urban sprawl, busy freeways and 115-degree summer days. That is a correct view of only that very tiny area. This website will represent the vast majority of Nevada. Pioneer mining camps in the remote and beautiful wilderness, 12,000-foot mountain peaks, trout streams, massive cattle ranches, etc. Many non-Nevadans don't realize that gambling doesn't dominate rural Nevada. Mining and ranching does. They don't see the trophy elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep and antelope. They don't know that most of the state gets snow in the winter. They don't know that the term "Buckaroo" originated in Northern Nevada and the Great Basin. It's a term of honor given to a specialized group of cowboys that work the massive cattle ranches here. My friends and I have debated on whether the false impression of Nevada is a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes we feel snubbed that others see Nevada in the above manner. Sometimes we justify it by telling ourselves that if others don't know what Nevada is really about, they won't clog our backcountry or hunt our trophy game. I've personally wrestled with it back and forth. In the end, my extreme Battle Born pride won out. I decided to represent the real Nevada here. A few of my friends don't like that idea. Keep Nevada a secret they say... Others love the idea. Show everybody what Nevada is really about... Regardless of which way you lean on the subject, we hope you like the website. BATTLE BORN
For sourcing, I have used a lot of open-source newspaper archives from over a hundred years ago. I have also used solid Nevada historians like Nell Murbarger, Stan Paher, Shawn Hall, Alan Patera, Helen Carlson, Dave Basso, etc. I have also used many other books from very old sources like William O. Vanderburg and F.L. Ransome. For all of the living authors that I used as sources, please buy their books. They have put a ton of time and energy into this. I now know! Their books are well worth it too! I have listed a long library of source material in the Links/Books/Bibliography section. I have also included links for other modern Nevada websites that are really good. Buy the books and check out the websites.