Our next stop on the driving tour was Gold Hill. Nevada. This mining camp got its start at about the same time as Virginia City in the late 1850s when both silver and gold were found in the area. For the next two decades, the city thrived, at one point reaching some 8,000 residents.
Mines such as the Yellow Jacket, Crown Point, and Belcher brought in over $10 million each. When the mines began to play out in the late 1870s, the town began to decline.
Though Gold Hill is a shell of its former self and is now home to less than 200 people, a number of historic buildings continue to stand, most notably the Gold Hill Hotel, built in 1859 and the state’s oldest operating hotel. We saw the oldest saloon in Goldfield, Nevada. Now, we have also seen the oldest operating hotel in Nevada. It was a cool town to visit, I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Check back later for more from Nevada.