Ghosts of Goldfield and Tonopah

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Echoes of prospectors, forlorn widows and politicians linger in the streets and historic remnants of Nevada's former boomtowns. In the throes of early financial disaster, the Silver State had little to entice newcomers or discourage residents from leaving. Jim Butler's silver discovery at Tonopah changed everything. With a subsequent gold discovery near Goldfield, the rush was on, and from these burgeoning mines, Nevada's early leaders amassed their wealth and power. Paranormal historian Janice Oberding shares firsthand accounts of ghostly encounters in the Goldfield and Mizpah Hotels and uncovers the history behind the mysterious cowboy ghost, the haggard hitchhiker and other eerie local tales.
ISBN: 9781626199453
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Nevada
Series: Haunted America
Images: 63
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
An independent historian, Janice Oberding is a past docent of the Nevada Historical Society and Fourth Ward School Museum in Virginia City. The author of numerous books on Nevada's history, true crime, unusual occurrences and hauntings, she speaks on these subjects throughout the state. She also teaches the popular courses Ghosthunting 101 and Nevada's Quirky Historical Facts for the community education program at Truckee Meadows Community College.
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