#AtoZChallenge: Ghost Town of Rhyolite
A-Z Blog Challenge Topic: Ghost Town of Rhyolite
Rhyolite, Nevada was once a prosperous mining town that rose and died within a 20 year period. Some of the remains that can be seen during the auto/walking tour include:
Tom Kelly’s Bottle House
The famous bottle house was completed in 1906 on Amargosa Street by Tom Kelly, a local saloon keeper. The bottle house was made of empty beer and liquor bottles, which Mr. Kelly collected from the back yards of local saloons. The bottles were laid on their sides and embedded with adobe mud mortar. Paramount Pictures restored this building in 1925, for the filming of “Wanderer of the Wasteland.” Today, the bottle house sits behind a fence with a locked gate. However, a bottle “town”, located on the grounds, can be seen just behind the fence.