13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Remains of a town

Rhyolite boomed as a mining town from a population of 0 to 3,500-5,000 people in 2 yrs. By 1920, just 13yrs later, it was back to a population of 0. Crumbling buildings are all that are left as a tribute to its hay-day.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: rhyolite, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
Copyright: © Bonnie Bolkan