Welcome! We have a variety of books primarily pertaining to mining camps and abandoned towns throughout the West. Learn about mining rushes, transportation (roads, railroads, stagecoaches, early autos), and other factors that caused towns to spring up in specific locations. Find out what life was really like for the residents of these towns as they boomed and then slowly faded into ghost towns. Local newspapers covered gunfights, fires, mining disasters, blizzards, and mining frauds as well as the social activities that created a sense of community.
Much attention has been focused on Nevada by Western Places. We’ve covered Rhyolite, Gold Point, Gold Mountain, Goodsprings, Belmont, and some of the smaller camps of Nye County. Considerable research has been done, and there will continue to be a flow of publications on Nevada towns. The next one will be on one of Nevada’s most important places, Goldfield. If you have documents or photos from Goldfield that could be used in this monograph, we would like to hear from you. If you have a particular interest and would like to help develop a publication on any other town in Nevada that has an interesting history, please contact us.