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Rhyolite's District of Shadows

 
 
Rhyolite's District of Shadows Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
1. Rhyolite's District of Shadows Marker
by Eames Demetrios
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 by Discover Kymaerica - kymaerica.com.
 
Location. 36° 53.679′ N, 116° 49.825′ W. Marker is in Goldwell, Nevada
Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
2. Visitor Center
, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Route 374, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Goldwell Open Air Museum, approximately 0.5 mi south of Rhyolite. Marker is in this post office area: Beatty NV 89003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beatty (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Boundary (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rhyolite’s District of Shadows. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Places
 
Ghost Rider (1984) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
3. Ghost Rider (1984)
by Charles Albert Szukalski
The Last Supper (1984) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
4. The Last Supper (1984)
by Charles Albert Szukalski
Icara (1992) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
5. Icara (1992)
by Dre Peters

an exquisitely carved winged woman reaching for the sun from high atop a wooden pillar
Lady Desert: The Venus of Nevada (1992) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
6. Lady Desert: The Venus of Nevada (1992)
by Dr. Hugo Heyrman

25-foot high pink woman made of cinder blocks
Tribute to Shorty Harris (1994) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
7. Tribute to Shorty Harris (1994)
by Fred Bervoets

24-foot high steel prospector accompanied by a penguin
Sit Here! (2000) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
8. Sit Here! (2000)
by Sofie Siegmann
"Rock Spiral" image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2009
9. "Rock Spiral"
by anonymous
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 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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