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Bullfrog- Rhyolite Cemetery

Nye County

Rhyolite and Bullfrog exploded with mining activity in the very early 1900's. Rhyolite was not just another western mining camp. It was a real city that was expected to grow into greatness. At its peak, it had a population of around 10,000 residents, give or take. This was huge for Nevada in those days. Rhyolite had multi-story buildings, sports teams, the railroad, stock traders and society life, to include a Masonic Association. Rhyolite has to be placed on the list of greatest total freefalls into decline in western mining history. One day it was vibrant with commerce. The next day it was literally abandoned. Not quite that quick, but you understand. It has been completely abandoned of any real population for about 100 years. All that's left to memorialize that this once bustling city ever existed, are a few old building ruins and the pioneers in this cemetery. Burials occurred here between 1904 and 1912.

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