Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)'s photos


  • Rhyolite school (#1095)

    Former Rhyolite school.

  • Rhyolite downtown (#1094)

    A store front from the very earliest days of Rhyolite.

  • Rhyolite – historic preservation (#1093)

    The old photo on the sign looks like it could have told an interesting story about the city.


  • Rhyolite – historic preservation (#1090)

    The wonders of historic preservation – an unreadable sign. There actually is a small visitor center with a pamphlet and map, but you have to wonder why this beat-up sign continues to have a prominent spot.

  • Rhyolite downtown (#1087)

    Downtown Rhyolite, from the train depot….it’s amazing the structures that were built when you realize that the town only lasted a few year. Even more amazing, is the expenses that went into the structures. The tall building is the former Cook Bank Build…

  • Rhyolite train depot caboose (#1085)

    From the caboose…..


  • Rhyolite train depot caboose (#1083)

    On what was the track side of the Rhyolite train depot, an abandoned caboose. I seem to recall that this caboose was hauled here on a truck for some use, possibly in a movie – that it had not come here as part of a train.

  • Rhyolite train depot (#1079)

    Front of the train depot, the side facing down the hill towards what was the short-lived town of Rhyolite.

  • Rhyolite train depot (#1077)

    Track side at the Rhyolite train depot. It looks amazingly sturdy for a structure abandoned for more than 100 years – which might not be the case. One article indicated that the Rhyolite area became a tourist destination for people going to Death Valley…


  • Rhyolite train depot (#1096)

    The Rhyolite train depot of the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad, built in about 1906 and abandoned less than 10 years later. A good reminder that profligate, not well-planned building is a constant of capitalism…..

  • Rhyolite 1962 Chevrolet..and mines (#1069)

    In the former town of Rhyolite, a 1962 Chevrolet -- miner’s car? Probably not. The area mines began in 1905 during a gold rush, but the mines didn’t last long and started dying almost as soon as they were built Rhyolite was close to zero in population by…

  • Rhyolite miner’s cabin (#1072)

    No Borders No Walls. Inside the miner’s cabin, more liberal graffiti than I expected in rural Nevada.


  • Rhyolite miner’s cabin (#1070)

    In the abandoned housing area of Rhyolite, what was probably originally a miner’s cabin – the woodwork in the interior (next picture) suggests that building may have been occupied at some later point.

  • Rhyolite “Shorty Harris” (#1073)

    Tribute to Shorty Harris … and penguin. A tribute to Shorty Harris, an early miner in the area, by a Belgian artist. In the linked photo from 2007 you can see that there is a statue of a penguin next to the memorial for Shorty. I’ve always wondered why…

  • Rhyolite “Last Supper” (#1066)

    Last Supper, just outside the ghost town of Rhyolite, NV. The sculpture, created in 1984, was the work of Dutch artist Albert Szukalski who created the figures by wrapping live models in plaster (I’ve never seen a detailed explanation of how that worked)…


  • Death Valley Junction Amargosa opera house (#1062)

    www.flickr.com/photos/donbrr/3155155931

  • Death Valley Junction Amargosa hotel (#1060)

    The scene has barely changed in 15 years: www.flickr.com/photos/donbrr/3155155973

  • Death Valley Junction Amargosa hotel & opera house (#1058)

    The Amargosa hotel & opera house at Death Valley Junction. The complex dates back almost 100 years, having been constructed in 1923-25 as part of a company town for a large borax mine; the architecture is defined as Spanish Colonial Revival, the building…


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