Ghost Towns and Mines

 
 

A silver strike in 1862 started a rush that became the town of Austin. In 1880 the Nevada Central Railroad was built, connecting Austin with the transcontinental railroad. However, by that time the boom had peaked and major silver production ended in 1887.


Austin is currently home to about 300 people. Some high-quality turquoise is mined in the area. Austin has many historic buildings, some dating back to the 1860’s. There are fully restored structures, decrepit relics, and everything in between.


Click here to see more photos of the Single-Drum Electric Hoist used at a mine in Austin.


Click here to see more photos of the mint-condition 1923 Model T Ford seen in Austin, NV.


Updated August 2017.



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Austin, NV