Our state has always beheld a grim tale of boom and bust. It's pasttime has always consisted of temporary riches that quickly turned to sweltering bankruptcy. Towns sprang up seemingly overnight, only to falter by the slightest swing in economic gold, silver, lead, and other mineral prices. Nevada is a state religuously stuck on mining: its past, present, and its future. As a result of its tumultous triumphs and tragedies, Nevada is littered with hundreds of ghost towns and other mining sites, so many in fact that Nevada is home to more abandoned sites and "ghost towns" than any other place in the world.
In many cases, all that remains of a mining camp, or any form of habitation are smatterings of cans and glass, a lone tailings pile, or a spooky cemetery. Of course, some of Nevada's old towns have survived, living vicariously and refusing to die. Old towns, new towns, subdivisions, or traditional towns, Nevada's communities share one thing in common: a desire for life.
"Nevada Town by Town" does exactly as it reads -- an online trip to every town and city in Nevada as best as possible. Nevada is unique among America's fifty states in the majority of our state still resides in the 19th century. In Nevada's rural towns, the Bar & Saloon is often still the center of town. It is this very aspect that separates the Silver State from the rest of America. On the flipside, an equal number of places in Nevada have yet to be touched by man. A visit to any of the our ghost towns or still-beating hearts greatly contrasts the advertised neon that so greatly seals the deal for Nevada's persona.