Virtual Guidebook to Northern and Central Nevada
Tonopah
at the crossroads of Highways 95 and 6 Nevada


Tonopah is yet another of those historic Nevada mining towns. It is the service center for a huge area of desert ranching and scattered mines and an important crossroads. It is really the only town along Highway 6 between Bishop (California) and Ely - a stretch of 285 miles. Along Highway 95 it is the halfway point between Las Vegas and Reno (over 400 miles).


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Boundary Peak, at the northern end of the White Mountains on the California border

(July 9, 2007)


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Sunset over the Basin and Range desert, west of Tonopah

(October 20, 2008)


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The Mining Museum in Tonopah

(July 9, 2007)


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Toiyabe National Forest boundary - not a tree in sight

(July 9, 2007)


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Twin Springs Ranch, east of Tonopah

(July 9, 2007)


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