The Society for Industrial Archeology Fall Tour of 2007 started out with a four wheel drive trek to Treasure City, Nevada.
We began in Ely, NV and headed west along US-50 to Treasure City. According to ghosttowns.com (1), Treasure City used to be a bustling metropolis of 6000 people and over 40 stores back in 1869 and 1870. However, deposits were mined and ore prices dropped, causing the town population to move out of town. A fire destroyed most of what was left in 1874.
Among the remains was a cemetery that had long since been abandoned. There was some talk of allowing a crew with ground penetrating radar to get a count of the number of folks buried in this area, as the grave markers were mostly gone.
There were several buildings left. They were all made of stone and all had been damaged. This building may have been the Masonic Lodge.
I hope you enjoyed this post!
(1) Ghost Towns.com, http://www.ghostowns.com, Accessed March 11, 2014.