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Near Rhyolite in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rhyolite's District of Shadows

 
 
Rhyolite's District of Shadows Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 27, 2020
1. Rhyolite's District of Shadows Marker
Inscription.  Up the hill lies the financial and population core of Rhyolite, capital of Rhyoleind, and trade center for rhyoleir, the rare lighter-than-air mineral that gave the city its power, wealth and, some said, purpose. You'll see bottlehouses built from discarded rhyolyaseh and the Cook's Banke, where the pure substance was stored and the Brave 57 killed by Federica the Unifier. Indeed, the city feels much the same today as it did after her forces looted it.

But there were those who believed the treasure of this gwome was its land, light, and the extraordinary nature--not value--of rhyloeir itself, mined nowhere else. Right here was Geldwll, or "District of Shadows" in the Cognate tongue, after the miners of many faiths who prayed and created here out of sight of the greedy. As Rhyolite grew, this became the spiritual and cultural heart of the community, with several legendery museums. One, where art and even hallways floated just above the desert floor, was run by Porfire Golden who, ironically, saved the city's hoard at the cost of his own life.
 
Erected 2006
Rhyolite's District of Shadows Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
2. Rhyolite's District of Shadows Marker
An art installation by Eames Demetrios
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 36° 53.703′ N, 116° 49.819′ W. Marker is near Rhyolite, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Rhyolite Road, 1.1 miles north of Nevada Route 374, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located at the Goldwell Open Air Museum, south of Rhyolite. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beatty NV 89003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tom Kelly Bottle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Rhyolite (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rhyolite (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cook Bank Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rhyolite Train Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Titus Canyon Road (approx. 2.7 miles away); Desert Hills Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); 1921 Fordson Tractor (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rhyolite.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rhyolite’s District of Shadows. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
2. Rhyolite Ghost Town. — The true story of Rhyolite. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
Rhyolite's District of Shadows Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 27, 2020
3. Rhyolite's District of Shadows Marker
Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
4. Visitor Center
Ghost Rider (1984) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
5. Ghost Rider (1984)
by Charles Albert Szukalski
The Last Supper (1984) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
6. The Last Supper (1984)
by Charles Albert Szukalski
Icara (1992) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
7. Icara (1992)
by Dre Peters
Tribute to Shorty Harris (1994) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
8. Tribute to Shorty Harris (1994)
by Fred Bervoets
Sit Here! (2000) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
9. Sit Here! (2000)
by Sofie Siegmann
Rock Spiral image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
10. Rock Spiral
by anonymous
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on November 10, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022