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Secrets of the West's ghost towns

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Rhyolite, Nevada

Established in 1905 during the Gold Rush, the town near the Death Valley National Park quickly boomed and then fell apart after the closure of gold mines in 1911. The population reached close to zero in 1920. The town has several photo-op buildings, including the Bottle House, which was built with thousands of discarded liquor and beer bottles. Some of the buildings were used during the filming of the silent movie “The Air Mail” in 1925.

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