Rhyolite ghost town

Rhyolite ghost town

The largest ghost town in the Death Valley area is Rhyolite. Boasting a population of nearly 10,000 during its gold mining era, this is now a windswept graveyard of decaying walls.

There’s a railroad depot, a couple of banks, a school and a few shops to see. But that’s all. In this oppressive desert environment, how quickly towns are born (1905), grow up and decline (1911).

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Also in Rhyolite was a DIY museum showing the work of Polish-born Belgium sculpture Albert Szukalski who wanted his art seen in Death Valley. His Last Supper Tableau was made by wrapping locals in sheets of plaster of paris.

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