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Ghosttowns.com
08-28-2000, 03:48 AM
Originally posted by Mike


: I recently visited the fabulous ruins of Rhyolite, NV. For those

: who have been there, there should be no need to describe this most

: incredible ghost town!



: While there, I had the pleasure of talking to the caretakers,

: who told me they now have a website which they are using to

: gather information on the history of the town. But I cleverly

: forgot to ask them what the URL is. Does anyone know?



: The Rhyolite/Bullfrog cemetery was vandalized not too long ago,

: by some teenage yahoos who destroyed many of the remaining grave

: markers. The location of the cemetery is no longer publicized

: for that reason. There are still a few markers, but the site

: now consists of virtually hundreds of unmarked graves, identified

: only by dirt mounds that nature is slowly eroding.



: The caretakers are doing all they can to remedy this situation,

: by reaching out to find any information at all that will help them

: identify and mark the graves of the many who rest there.

: I, for one, applaud their efforts.



: If we can find the proper URL, and get the word out to anyone at all

: that may have old photos, notes, etc. from prior to the vandalism,

: maybe we can help.

Ghosttowns.com
08-28-2000, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by Butcher


: : I recently visited the fabulous ruins of Rhyolite, NV. For those

: : who have been there, there should be no need to describe this most

: : incredible ghost town!



: : While there, I had the pleasure of talking to the caretakers,

: : who told me they now have a website which they are using to

: : gather information on the history of the town. But I cleverly

: : forgot to ask them what the URL is. Does anyone know?



: : The Rhyolite/Bullfrog cemetery was vandalized not too long ago,

: : by some teenage yahoos who destroyed many of the remaining grave

: : markers. The location of the cemetery is no longer publicized

: : for that reason. There are still a few markers, but the site

: : now consists of virtually hundreds of unmarked graves, identified

: : only by dirt mounds that nature is slowly eroding.



: : The caretakers are doing all they can to remedy this situation,

: : by reaching out to find any information at all that will help them

: : identify and mark the graves of the many who rest there.

: : I, for one, applaud their efforts.



: : If we can find the proper URL, and get the word out to anyone at all

: : that may have old photos, notes, etc. from prior to the vandalism,

: : maybe we can help.



: They told you that it was just a few years ago ??

: Same story they gave me 18 yrs ago. There is more than just a couple grave markers left. At least there was a couple of months back. Location of the site isn't that hard to find either. Maybe they otta take some of that donation money they collect at the bottle house and fence in the site?

Ghosttowns.com
08-28-2000, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by Mike


: That's interesting. Yes, they indeed indicated to me that it happened

: within the past few years or so. Teenagers in a 4WD, they said.



: As of July, there is a fence around the cemetery. From what I saw,

: only a very few of the many graves had markers of any kind. There

: still are a few with the old wooden fences around them, and a couple

: with stronger (metal) fences. There also are some fairly recent

: graves, as recent as the '90s.



: It's easy to find once you know the general area it's in, but I found

: the road to it fairly challenging, even with 4WD.

Ghosttowns.com
08-29-2000, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by David A. Wright


: <but I found the road to it fairly challenging, even with 4WD> Interesting. You must have taken a secondary road to the cemetery. The main road from the Bullfrog townsite is easily navigable in a standard passenger car.



: The website URL you are looking for is:

: http://users3.50megs.com/suzymccoy/Rhy/rhyolite.html

Ghosttowns.com
08-29-2000, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by Butcher


: : <but I found the road to it fairly challenging, even with 4WD> Interesting. You must have taken a secondary road to the cemetery. The main road from the Bullfrog townsite is easily navigable in a standard passenger car.



: : The website URL you are looking for is:

: : http://users3.50megs.com/suzymccoy/Rhy/rhyolite.html



: I Approached it in my ranger and didn't even have to lock the hubs up. I also came in thru the old Bull Frog site as David mentioned. Wonder if you might have stumbled upon another graveyard in the vinicity maybe ??

Ghosttowns.com
08-29-2000, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by William Miller


: : : I recently visited the fabulous ruins of Rhyolite, NV. For those

: : : who have been there, there should be no need to describe this most

: : : incredible ghost town!



: : : While there, I had the pleasure of talking to the caretakers,

: : : who told me they now have a website which they are using to

: : : gather information on the history of the town. But I cleverly

: : : forgot to ask them what the URL is. Does anyone know?



: : : The Rhyolite/Bullfrog cemetery was vandalized not too long ago,

: : : by some teenage yahoos who destroyed many of the remaining grave

: : : markers. The location of the cemetery is no longer publicized

: : : for that reason. There are still a few markers, but the site

: : : now consists of virtually hundreds of unmarked graves, identified

: : : only by dirt mounds that nature is slowly eroding.



: : : The caretakers are doing all they can to remedy this situation,

: : : by reaching out to find any information at all that will help them

: : : identify and mark the graves of the many who rest there.

: : : I, for one, applaud their efforts.



: : : If we can find the proper URL, and get the word out to anyone at all

: : : that may have old photos, notes, etc. from prior to the vandalism,

: : : maybe we can help.



: : They told you that it was just a few years ago ??

: : Same story they gave me 18 yrs ago. There is more than just a couple grave markers left. At least there was a couple of months back. Location of the site isn't that hard to find either. Maybe they otta take some of that donation money they collect at the bottle house and fence in the site?



: The Bullfrog cemetery was vandalized by some students from Beatty High School. As for using bottle house donation money to fence in the cemetery, the cemetery is BLM property and any restoration or preservation efforts have to be approved by BLM prior to anything being done.

Ghosttowns.com
08-30-2000, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by Mike


: : : <but I found the road to it fairly challenging, even with 4WD> Interesting. You must have taken a secondary road to the cemetery. The main road from the Bullfrog townsite is easily navigable in a standard passenger car.



: : : The website URL you are looking for is:

: : : http://users3.50megs.com/suzymccoy/Rhy/rhyolite.html



: : I Approached it in my ranger and didn't even have to lock the hubs up. I also came in thru the old Bull Frog site as David mentioned. Wonder if you might have stumbled upon another graveyard in the vinicity maybe ??



: Thanks for the website address, David.



: I doubt if it's a different cemetery. There's a large monument and plaque there

: from, I think, 1959. It identifies the site as the Bullfrog/Rhyolite cemetery.



: I probably managed to find the most difficult way to get there! Getting to the

: Bullfrog site was easy (paved road; there's a red building there, right?). But

: the dirt road I took was very rough; it goes off to the left (as you're nearing

: Bullfrog from the E) back toward 374, then branches left again to the cemetery.

: Does that sound right?

Ghosttowns.com
08-30-2000, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by Butcher


: : : : <but I found the road to it fairly challenging, even with 4WD> Interesting. You must have taken a secondary road to the cemetery. The main road from the Bullfrog townsite is easily navigable in a standard passenger car.



: : : : The website URL you are looking for is:

: : : : http://users3.50megs.com/suzymccoy/Rhy/rhyolite.html



: : : I Approached it in my ranger and didn't even have to lock the hubs up. I also came in thru the old Bull Frog site as David mentioned. Wonder if you might have stumbled upon another graveyard in the vinicity maybe ??



: : Thanks for the website address, David.



: : I doubt if it's a different cemetery. There's a large monument and plaque there

: : from, I think, 1959. It identifies the site as the Bullfrog/Rhyolite cemetery.



: : I probably managed to find the most difficult way to get there! Getting to the

: : Bullfrog site was easy (paved road; there's a red building there, right?). But

: : the dirt road I took was very rough; it goes off to the left (as you're nearing

: : Bullfrog from the E) back toward 374, then branches left again to the cemetery.

: : Does that sound right?



:

: Yepper your right on the money. Like I said it been a while since I have been out that way. Come to think of it it been almost 4 years since I've work out at the mine. The area is well know for the flashflooding. Maybe this what might have taken place since being up that way? Hows the Bullfrog looking? Have they started dismantling any of the buildings yet?

Ghosttowns.com
08-30-2000, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by Mike


: I didn't visit the Bullfrog townsite, since I was told it's on

: private property. Reports are that there's only the remains of

: two original buildings left there - the jail, and I think the

: icehouse. Probably a letdown after seeing Rhyolite!



: Erosion certainly has taken its toll on the road I was on. That may

: explain why I found it harder to traverse.



: The mine nearby is shutting down. Locals in Beatty told me they

: ceased operations late last year. They're now in the process of

: cleaning up the leaching area S of 374.



:

Ghosttowns.com
04-14-2001, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Suzy McCoy


: Just browsing through and noticed you inquiry on Rhyoilte and one of the feedbacks. Pretty neat to see the site up there. But, we have moved. The new and better (more pictures) site is :Rhyolitesite.com - easier to get to. Thanks

: Suzy