Friday, November 17, 2017

Tonopah - Goldfield - Bullfrog - November 17, 2017

Tonopah Daily Bonanza, 03-November-1907
The early 20th Century gold strikes in Goldfield and Bullfrog, Nevada triggered the last (to date) gold rush in the continental United States.  The Tonopah Railroad and the Goldfield Railroad, both narrow gauge, combined to form the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad..  It connected with the Southern Pacific narrow gauge at Mina.  When the SP made its line to Mina standard gauge om 1905, the T&G did the same.  With a late boost from World War Two, the line survived until 1947. 

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