ROCHESTER

NAME: Rochester
COUNTY: Pershing
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Mild Winter, warm summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Anytime.
COMMENTS: Near Winnemucca.
REMAINS: Not Much Left! A huge fire destroyed almost everything due to arson in 2012.

All of Rochester is on a slope with very little level ground. Actually, there are two Rochesters, an "Upper" and a "Lower." The upper Rochester is referred to as the "old town." The lower town is a bit newer but less picturesque. There are many foundations and basements for homes that are no longer attesting to the town's population of 1,500 at the height of its silver mining operation between the years 1860 and 1913. It was during this period Rochester's mines produced about $10 million worth of silver. Rochester is just south of Unionville. Submitted by Henry Chenoweth.


Reciprocating Engine at Rochester
Courtesy James Ambrose


Blacksmith shop
Courtesy James Ambrose


Headframe at Rochester
Courtesy James Ambrose


Headframe at Rochester
Courtesy James Ambrose

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