Here’s another nice nature photo. This one is of Gold Hill, Nevada, which is located just south of Virginia City. It became a famous place for mining the Comstock Lode. It was once a mining city, but now it only has a total of 191 inhabitants.
Sadly, if this place gets emptier, it will turn into a real-life ghost town! Scary! Now we are starting to wonder if it’s haunted! What do you guys think?
The Railroad Workers
In the old west, there were also a lot of railroads. Who can remember a western movie without a railroad scene? Of course, nothing would have been possible without the railroad workers.
Unfortunately, because of labor problems and financial problems, most companies refused to provide Chinese workers with a place to stay, which meant that they became extremely overworked.
Colorado Browns Park
This photo is of the Colorado Browns Park, which was located on the Utah Colorado Border. It was originally called Brown’s Hole. Are you a fan of dinosaurs?
Well, this isolated mountain valley contains Flaming Gorge Dam and ends at Dinosaur National Monument. Historically, it has been the safe haven for many outlaws like Butch Cassidy and Tom Horn. Super cool!
Pyramid Lake, Nevada
Since we have been seeing a lot of landscape photos on this list, here’s another one for you to appreciate. This photo is of Pyramid Lake, Nevada, which was the naturally occurring sink of the Truckee River Basin in Reno, Nevada, near Lake Tahoe. As you might have assumed, yes, this lake is extremely salty, and if you were to take a dip in it, we would all like to think that you wouldn’t like the taste of the water.
A lot of big battles also took place in this area, and one was the Paiute War.
Timothy O’Sullivan's Self Portrait
And yet again, we run into another Timothy O’Sullivan Photograph. But unlike the others, this one is of the man himself. Now we are starting to wonder who took this photo of him.
Actually, he became a civil war photographer after becoming part of the war himself. After the Civil War ended, O’Sullivan set out to explore the Western landscape and embarked on a long cross-continental expedition.