Welcome to SilverStateGhostTowns.com
This site presents a view into Nevada's mining past, as well as a view of it's present day beauty. My hobby is exploring old Ghost Towns and Mines, this site is a compilation of photos over the years from those trips. Nevada has over 600 Ghost Towns, many of which little remains but a few cement slabs and crumbling rock walls. The state is pockmarked with thousands of old mines (estimated to be over 500,000), they say there are over 10,000 such mines in just Clark County alone.
This site will always be "Under Construction" as I convert my current collection of photos to slide shows in Flash over the next several months. In addition, I will be adding new photos, and Flash slide shows to the site as I explore new historic sites. Please check back often.
These Flash slide shows are primarily divided into the following major topics (see menu selections at upper left):
Old Mines and Trails
Desert Scenery & Wildlife
Also presented, will be various Flash slide shows of side trips to neighboring states [i.e., Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, etc.].
Now, sit back and enjoy your trip through the past and present of the great state of Nevada.
Adopted in 1861. From Spanish meaning snow-capped.
1851 - In dispute.
Genoa - settled by Mormons, then called Mormon Station in Utah territory.
Dayton - settled by miners & traders, then called Gold Canyon in Utah Territory.
"All For Our Country."
Desert Bighorn Sheep
The Desert Tortoise
Single-Leaf Pinon & Bristlecone Pine
STATE PRECIOUS GEMSTONE:
Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal
"Home Means Nevada."
Carson City 
Battle-Born State, Sagebrush State, Silver State.
1,998,257 [2000 Census]
110,540 Sq. Miles. Seventh largest state. 86.1% of area is U.S. Government owned.