Package Goods

In 20mm f2.8, nevada, Travel by Robert Lussier3 Comments

A detail shot of Austin, Nevada for today. And a reminder of the town’s age.

You are looking at what remains of a store front. At one time you could walk through this door into a bar where you could purchase “Package Goods” including wine, beer, liquor, and soft drinks. Good deal.

Today, this door will take you into a vacant lot. But rest assured. Right next door is the fully functional “Golden Club,” One of Austin’s four fine bars.

Some history … Austin Nevada got its start in 1862 when a Pony Express agent discovered a ledge of silver ore, which lead to a rush of entrepreneurs to the area, all eager to strike it rich in silver. ¬†At its height, Austin boasted 0ver 8,000 residents. Between Austin and the other nearby mining camps that sprouted from it, over $50m in silver was produced.

 

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