Friday, March 28, 2008


Rhyolite 02

Gold was discovered in the area by Shorty Harris and E.L. Cross on August 4, 1904....By 1907, the town had electricity with an estimated population of 3,500 to 10,000. The Panic of 1907 is believed to have adversely affected the town's economy. Production began to slow down by 1908 and the mine and mill were closed in 1911....The lights and power were turned off in 1916. By 1919, the post office had closed and the town was abandoned.
Rhyolite 06

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