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. Â 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.
Like the textures in this.
I suddenly have a hankerin’ for a sarsaparilla and an ol’ school shoot-out here, Bob! Love this shot, my friend!
I love the subtleness of this shot. Wonderful image Bob.