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Bullfrog
Bullfrog circa 1905

Bullfrog lies about a mile southwest of Rhyolite (2-3 miles east of Beatty, NV).

Gold was discovered in the area in 1904 by Frank "Shorty" Harris. The tent city of Orion, soon named Amargosa City, sprang up just below the Bullfrog mine. In 1905, Amargosa City, was moved just southwest of Rhyolite and became Bullfrog. Competition sprang up between Bullfrog and Rhyolite as the main commercial center. Within a year, Bullfrog had a population of over 1,000. Main street lots were selling for as much as $1,500. A two-story hotel was constructed in early 1905 along with a county jail. Other businesses included a three-story hotel, a lodging house, a general store, a bank, a post office, and an icehouse among others. Many residents left Bullfrog for nearby Rhyolite due to the lawlessness and numerous fatal gunfights. By 1907 Bullfrog was nearly empty and many buildings were moved to Rhyolite. Bullfrog dried up as a town and the post office closed in 1909.

Not much of Bullfrog remains today, except for some crumbling walls and foundations. The icehouse is the only partial building standing.

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