Nevada Proud: History frozen in time in mining ghost town

Reported by: Bryan Samudio
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Updated: 5/01/2013 12:53 pm
BERLIN, Nev. (KRNV & -- The state of Nevada is well-known for its mining history. Over the years, many miners felt the boom and the bust of this sometimes "flash in the pan" industry. History is still alive in the long since abandoned ghost mining town of Berlin.

It's a part of Nevada history, frozen in time: the town of Berlin sits on the western side of the Shoshone Range in Nye County, about 6,700 feet above sea level on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1897 as part of the Union Mining District, this community boasted about 300 residents and 75 buildings including homes, a mill and a machine shop at the time of its peak.

Now, over 110 years later, the State Parks Department preserves Berlin. One of the features of the park that really grabs your attention is the Diana Mine.

By 1911, just a mere 14 years after its birth, Berlin had been abandoned, having only produced less than a million dollars worth of gold and silver in its short lifetime. But despite the lack of fortune scratched out of the mountain, the rich history is to be experienced by all.

If you would like to get a tour of Berlin and the Diana Mine, call the Berlin State Park at 964-2440 or visit their website.
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Speed - 5/1/2013 6:06 PM
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It should also be mentioned that most of these places are now protected historical sites,and taking items from them is likely against the law.

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