Friday, July 08, 2011
We are now, just out side of Ely, NV., at Egan Crest Trails, off of 50. Will be here until our mail come in, at Ruth, NV.
So here is the story about Round Mountain, on 376 , in Nevada. Hope you enjoy it, as much as I did, when DesertDale took me on one of his adventure rides.
Round Mountain is in Nevada’s Big Smoky Valley. With several small communities around it and the closest market to those communities.
It was one of the first mining town in 1905.
The big boom began the following year in 1906. Six mills did set up shop in the following 10 years. Even hotels, restaurants and general stores, lodging ,houses, banks, a school, hospital and library, came to be. I do know the banks are gone now, at least we did not find any.
Round Mountain’s remote location was a factor in keeping the growth down.
Today,the valley is home for about 2,500. Hadley is the biggest settlement, in the area. That is where we had to go to by supplies today,some 65 miles.
Hadley was built by the Round Mountain Gold Corporation.
The Round Mountain Gold Corp. still around as the result of the expansion of the mining operations.
Much of the ore was situated under the town’s namesake, Round Mountain, which has been carved away over time. And I mean carved away. As the mountain is nothing but a big sore eye.
Part of the town does set over portion of ore and will have to be moved, one of these days.
Hadley in the valley below Round Mountain that offers supplies such as a grocery store, community center, library, schools, athletic facilities, churches, a swimming pool and even a seasonal Round Mountain Golf Course.
It is well worth you time to explore it.
DesertDale even treated me to a "Ice Cream" in Round Moutain. What a fine ride he gave me. Then back to Spencer's for a nice dip ion the Hot Springs.
Will it is time to close, so I can go outsside and enjoy this nice cool breeze we are having. Kitfoxgal
Posted by Vera Avila at 2:35 PM