Before my little brother and his wife went back to Indiana, I took them to visit the Goldfield Ghost Town nearby.
A great location for tourists, Goldfields was an actual town that in it's day, almost got bigger than Mesa, Arizona. Boasting around 1,500 residents before the gold played out, it became a ghost town on November 2, 1898 when the US Post Office closed it's doors and the last of the town miners moved on.
In it's heyday, Goldfield residents could avail themselves of a general store, brewery, blacksmith, a school and at least three saloons. All of which flourished in the short five years before the gold rich vein gave out.
The fancy building at the back of the photo is the Bordello, which I suppose, some might find interesting but I prefer all the old stuff sitting around outside everywhere. If only it could all talk, what history we would learn!
Of course, shopping was important back in 'the day' so I had to make sure that my visitors checked out the general store.
Baby brother is SUCH a good sport!!!
Aren't they cute! We had such a great time being tourists!!
This is one of my favorite photos that I took that day.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the sights here and getting a tiny history lesson as well!