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Rhyolite | by Lost America
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Founded in 1904, the town of Rhyolite, Nevada, peaked in 1907 with electric lights, water mains, telephones, newspapers, a hospital, a school, an opera house, and a stock exchange. By 1910, the mines played out and the town failed. By 1920, Rhyolite was totally abandoned, a classic American ghost town. Today, only a few shells of buildings remain, including this, the famous Cook Bank building. Page 30 of my OOP 2003 book "Lost America."


Shot August 1997. Night, full moon, 160 T film, 8 minute exposure, 20 pops of red-gelled strobe flash.

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Taken on April 11, 2009