Map of the Goldfield Mining District, Goldfield Nevada
Chute, Elmer J.
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Designed and drawn by R.W.Griswold and published by the well-known Rand McNally & Co., this map attests to the importance of the gold strke at Goldfield (Esmeralda County, Nevada) a few years prior. At this time Goldfield was on its way to becoming the second largest city in Nevada with 30,000 inhabitants at its peak. But labor strife ensued (to the point that Pres. Theodore Roosevelt had to bring in troops to restore order) and later on the gold ran out and the town dwindled. Today Goldfield still hangs on with just over 300 citizens. It is the county seat for Esmeralda County which is the second least densely populated county in the Lower 48. And there is still gold to be found as well as a few supposed ghosts in the old hotel.
Printed note on map: "From the Office of THe Daily Mining Record, Denver, Colorado".