I live in Beatty, Nevada, on a street that was named after, none other than, the Bob Montgomery,
of the Montgomery-Shoshone Mine. Beatty is located less than five miles from Rhyolite. Ghost towns have long been
an fascination to me. Often I find myself dreaming of what it would have been like to have lived 100 years ago. No
doubt, more work would have been involved in day to day survival, but at the end of the day, I think I would have
felt a real sense of accomplishment. With Rhyolite being so close by, I felt it would make a good web site project
for me. And that's how it began.
When I started this project it was going to be a simple site with photos of how the townsite of
Rhyolite appears today and a bit of information about what is there now. After finding how challenging it is to
locate accurate information about the townsite of Rhyolite, I was inspired to dig deeper. Thus, the project is
becoming much more than I ever dreamed. I find myself searching for information on one topic about Rhyolite and
next thing I know I'm surrounded by information on other topics.
The information I have supplied has been compiled form many sources. Information varies from
source to source and is at times conflicting. When I find conflicting information I use the facts that are found
most often and appear to be the most accurate. Some information has been compiled from books that were written in
the early 1900's. I tend to believe these to be more accurate than books of today since the information being
written about was fresh at that time. Over time after information is passed from one to another, you never know how
much of it is fact. Some try to embellish the facts, while others write of their own interpretation which can cause
the information to be distorted.
I hope you enjoy your visit to the Rhyolite Nevada web site and will visit often to see what is
new. Please sign the guestbook before you leave.
If you need to contact me, my email address is supplied below.
Thank you for visiting.
Webmaster and Site Owner