Nevada's Great Wide Open

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Central Nevada's Great Wide Open, U.S. Highway 50, east of U.S. Highway 95, west of U.S. Highway 93 and north of Las Vegas to the Oregon border. U.S. Highway 6 cuts the area in two right through the middle.

There are many small towns including Yerrington, Hawthorne, Goldfield, Tonopah, Caliente, Rachel, Pioche, Panaca, Hiko, Pahrump, Weeks, Luning, Mina, Ely, Denio, and more. It is full of ghost towns, including a few of the towns above, Tybo, Manhattan, Belmont, Tempiute, Gold Point, Ione,Berlin, Bristol Wells, Coaldale Jct. and more.

Mining, mainly silver (another name for this area is the Silver Triangle) put it on the map and when the mines played out, the ghost towns popped up.

It is one of the most remote areas in U.S. and the west.
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