Wednesday, September 21, 2011
It is another one of those fantastic morning, out here in the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness, near Searchlight, NV.
The Searchlight Mining District was founded 1898. Then 1902, a 16-mile narrow-gauge railroad was built to the company's mill on the Colorado River.
Then the post office was built in 1902. The town reached its peak year in 1907.
A severe washout on September 23, 1923 and the train service was never restored.
In the 1900's, Searchlight was a typical busy mining town of a reported 1,500 people. Then by 1927, there were about 50 people left in Searchlight.
With about only 800 residents now.
DesertDale took these photos on our walk this morning through the Joshua Trees.
See you all on our next adventure. Kitfoxgal
Posted by Vera Avila at 11:00 AM