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Rochester, Nevada: The New Tonopah by Marianne Babal

Rochester, Nevada: The New Tonopah by Marianne Babal
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Rochester, Nevada: The New Tonopah by Marianne Babal

In the Summer of 1912 rich silver deposits were discovered in the Humboldt Range of west-central Nevada.  Hundreds of miners flocked to Rochester Canyon.  With their families, they established two communities (Upper and Lower Rochester) which, like the ore bodies below ground, eventually withered and died. But for one heady decade between 1912 and 1922, the mines of Rochester ranked second in yearly output among Nevada’s silver districts, bested only by phenomenal production from Tonopah area mines.  Rochester is an easy place to visit and still has enough ruins to make it worthwhile.

Paperback, 32 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches. This book contains maps and numerous photographs, both early ones and others taken recently. Includes a directory of businesses and people.

Click on additional images (above) to see Rochester photos:

  • In 1988 this leaning shack was still standing in Upper Rochester, but little evidence of the townsite remains today.
  • In 1990 the Buck and Henry mill was the most impressive ruin left at Lower Rochester.
  • One lone building remained at Packard, three miles south of Rochester, in 1995.


 

 

 

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Rochester, Nevada: The New Tonopah by Marianne Babal
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Rochester, Nevada: The New Tonopah by Marianne Babal
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Rochester, Nevada: The New Tonopah by Marianne Babal
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