Possibilites of Rhyolite Are ToldSource: Daily Nevada State Journal - Reno, NV
Date Published: 1906-11-01
POSSIBILITIES OF RHYOLITE ARE TOLD
Energetic and Enterprising Board of Trade Gets Up Bulletin as Supplement and Sends Broadcast Over Country Recounting Wonders.
The Rhyolite Board of trade is out with a bit of advertising literature, published as a supplement to the Rhyolite Herald, which is good reading for Reno, and for those who are interesting themselves in the work of the Nevada Commercial league.
The article is divided into five sections, "History," "Geology and Ore," "Settlement," "Improvements," and finally "Possibilities."
Under the title "Improvements," the following is said:
"Rhyolite has a daily mail and auto service from Goldfield, seventy-five miles away; daily mail from Beatty, five miles; express, telegraph, telephone exchange, two banks, newspapers, modern hotel, three water works systems, fire department, improved streets, large stores and fine residents. It is the natural center of the district, being located in the center of the golden horseshoe, the heart of the mines."
The Las Vegas & Tonopah railroad has been completed from Las Vegas on the Salt Lake route to Beatty, a distance of 120 miles, and will be extended to Rhyolite, five miles further, as rapidly as possible. From Rhyolite the road will be continued to Goldfield and Tonopah.
The Bullfrog-Goldfield railway has been completed to Montana station, half way between Goldfield and Rhyolite, and is expected to reach Rhyolite January 1, 1907. The Tonopah & Tidewater railway is being built from Ludlow on the Santa Fe to Tonopah via Rhyolite, and is now completed to Kingston, below the mouth of the Amargosa canyon, near Death Valley. This road will also be built as rapidly as possible, giving the Bullfrog district three railroads -- a record breaker for Nevada mines.
Numerous milling projects are assured, with private mills by the Shoshone Consolidated, Tramp Consolidated, Mayflower, Starlight, Gold Bar, National Bank, Happy Hooligan, Gold Bullfrog and many others. The district is also assured of electrical plants for power and lighting purposes."
Under the head "Possibilities" the Rhyolite board of trade has the following interesting things to say:
"With the immense deposits of milling ore, together with rich chutes of shipping ore now opened, the district will output an enormous tonnage for years, and the opening of the mines is only just commenced. With three railroads the transportation problem will be solved, and with the abundance of water now piped into the heart of the mines the water supply is unquestionably adequate. These three features combined to make the future assured.
"There are eight producing mines within an area of one mile of Rhyolite and ten in the entire district. Shipments are made to Salt Lake City. Many hundreds of thousands of tons of marketable ore are in sight within this radius. Development is in progress upon a large number of properties, many of which are equipped with up-to-date machinery."
Officers of the Board.
Following are the enterprising officers of the board of trade, which is setting Reno a good example: F O Frazier, president; L O Ray, first vice-president; T A Fleming, second vice-president; O O Kincaid, treasurer; J Vincent Shaw, secretary. The members of the board of directors are F O Frazier, L O Ray, T A Fleming, O O Kincaid, T M Gornen, N M Simmons, S F Lindsay, C D Hauter, W H Bortrand, James McEntee, John Zweifel, Curtis Mann, P A Busch, William Parkes, B F Taylor, E R Clemens and George B Thatcher. To give the entire list of membership would be to name almost every business and professional man in Rhyolite.
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Submitted: 12/27/09 (Edited 01/02/10)