GOLDYKE

NAME: Goldyke
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Near Atwood
REMAINS: Mill and Cabin

Goldyke was a small mining camp about a mile south of Atwood. A townsite was platted in 1905 and one of the first businesses was a saloon and gambling hall. Other businesses followed including a general store, a barbershop, and a red-light district that was home to more than a dozen prostitutes. A baseball team was organized and played a team from Atwood on Sunday afternoons. The veins turned out to be quite shallow and the town began to fold. The post office closed in 1910, as did the town itself. The remains at Goldyke are few. They consist of just one partially collapsed building and the ruins of the five-stamp mill. Submitted by: HBC

 


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