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Rhyolite and the Bottle House
Rhyolite, Nevada, a few miles west of Beatty, sprung up almost overnight after Shorty Harris and his partner Ernest Cross found gold in 1904. Rhyolite is located a little over six miles from the original gold discovery. It quickly grew into a city of brick and stone buildings. Today you can find several remnants of Rhyolite in its glory days, such as the old bank, schoolhouse, train station, and the famous bottle house.
Chloride was founded in 1862 with the discovery of silver ore. During its heyday, there were more than 75 mines in operation, and the population reached 2,000 in 1920. Today, there are still a few mines in operation, but Chloride looks elsewhere for prosperity. The Chloride Historical Society maintains several old buildings including the Old Jail and the Playhouse. Every second and fourth Saturday of each month mock gunfights are held at Cyanide Springs. Take a look at this video to learn more about Chloride.
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