A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

A Living Ghost Town

Goldfield, Nevada

After leaving Gemfield we drove several miles south on Highway 95 that passes through Goldfield.  There we stayed the night at their new visitor center.
Interesting to read.

Goldfield has just about nothing. 
No gas station, so grocery store, no McDonalds or Starbucks.
Across from the visitor center was this, someone's home.

If there are no services at all in town then it comes as no surprise there wouldn't be a hardware store or anything that like a home improvement center.  You just make do with what you can come up with.

And then there were the loose women of Goldfield.

Yep.  If you were on the run or hiding out from whatever, Goldfield is the place to go.


John W. Wall said...

I'll bet everyone in that small town would know your business within a couple of months, whereas you could live in the city for decades and still not know your neighbors.

Toc said...

We stopped at a bar for beers in Goldfield--the stares from the other customers made us nervous. Gold Point is a great "ghost" town and they have rv hookups. High elevation but a generally good road there. Then drop down the backside and see Dave's Castle--it's for sale.

Shammickite said...

Some people in that town just can't help themselves when it comes to knocking off road signs.