Main street in Goldfield, Nevada
Goldfield, Nevada is proud of their antiques and their history, and vistors are welcome . The town's historical buildings are kept up and in use. Their antiques hint of the history of the area.
"HISTORY OF GOLDFIELD 1864 - 1964
For a 20-Year period prior to 1900 the mining in Nevada fell into a slump that cast the entire state into a bleak depression and caused the loss of a third of the population.
The picture brightened overnight following the spectacular strikes in Tonopah and, shortly afterwards, in Goldfield. Gold ore was discovered here in December of 1902 by two Nevada-born prospectors, Harry Stimler and Billy Marsh. From 1904 to 1918 Goldfield boomed furiously. The city had a railroad that connected into Las Vegas and a peak population of 20,000 . Between 1903 - 1940 a total of $88,785,044 in metals was produced here. "
Courtesy of and quoted from NEVADA CENTENNIAL MARKER NO. 14 .
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