Goldfield, NV was one of the great boomtowns of the early 1900s. Gold was discovered in 1902. Within four years, it had 30,000 residents—including Deputy Sheriff Virgil Earp and his brother Wyatt, and boxing promoter and entrepreneur Tex Rickard.
But the town was hit by fires and floods over the next two decades. The gold dried up. And by 1923, the population was under 1000. Today, Goldfield is a near ghost town with under 270 residents—but many architectural reminders of the good old days.