Sunday, May 5, 2013

Vanishing Communities #3 Union, Nevada May 2013

I continue my vanishing communities series with Union, Nevada, in central Nevada.  This ghost town is located approximately two miles from Berlin in Berlin Icthyosaur State Park. Union was a small mining community within the Union Mining District. The camp thrived for awhile in the 1860s but by 1866 most miners had left. A short revival occured in 1890 because of a renewed interest in Berlin area mines. Today this building is the only remaining structure in the town. Nevada state parks has done a good job with using plaques to show where other structures existed.  (Information from Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps By Stanley Paher).

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