Carl Henning

Tonopah

Apple Maps routed us from Reno to Las Vegas through an industrial park on USA Parkway. The streets were named for countries. A sign warned us of a detour ahead because Denmark was closed. We zigzagged our way through radish fields and past onion pickers. We smelled onions for many miles thereafter.

Continuing traveling down the west side of Nevada, we stopped in Tonopah at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. It’s located on the site of the original strike which refreshed interest in Nevada as a state. 

We were the only visitors that morning. Started our visit with a 20-minute video at the visitor center. It provided the history of the mines.

I took lots of photos… of instruments and mining equipment. So this gallery is definitely an engineer’s perspective.

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