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Fall 2017

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Left: Just east of Death Valley National Park, on Nevada Route 374 near the town of Beatty, is Rhyolite, a ghost town named after a type of igneous, volcanic rock. Established in 1905 as a gold-rush mining camp, by 1907 it boasted a hospital, an opera house and even its own stock exchange. The mine closed in 1911 and the town was all but abandoned by 1920. It lives on as a tourist attraction and occasional filming location for movies. Pictured are the ruins of the three- story John S. Cook and Co. Bank on Golden Street. Above: A stone's throw from Rhyolite is the Goldwell Open Air Museum, an outdoor sculpture garden and artists' enclave. Inspired by Leondaro Da Vinci's painting of the same name, Albert Szukalski's eerie sculpture of life-sized ghosts is called "The Last Supper." www.FavoriteRidesAndDestinations.com | ridermagazine.com PAGE 37 FALL 2017 ISSUE 02 / VOL. 02

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