Pilot Peak Ghost Town


1880 Mining Locomotive

 Located next to I-80,  Exit 398 in Nevada.

10 miles west of Wendover.

 

Check back for opening date and schedule.


1885 Print Shop

Not restored, just reassembled
The town started in 1872 because of the mining of gold, silver, and copper.  From 1898 to 1900, outlaws visited the town on their way to and from robberies in Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.  Once the railroad was built in 1907, the town’s population grew to 68. Being located so close to the California trail, local businesses had support even though the population was low.  Then in 1918, local moonshiners started sending white lightening to Utah on the Western Pacific Trains, after Utah started prohibition two years earlier than the rest of the country.  After national prohibition ended in '33 and mining slowed down, the town went ghost a few years later.  Fortunately it left some real surprises behind.
We saved everything we found.

Yes, there was a telegraph office.
1909 Western Pacific Ice House

A one mile hike to a fantastic find.

 Pilot Peak Ghost Town combines the history of Proctor, Pilot, and Silver Zone in Nevada.

 It was also the location of Kit Carson’s campsite in October, 1845.

  More to Come!


On the other side of the California Trail,
Pilot Peak is 10,720 feet.

1890 Concentration Table for Mining

Little Wolf, a ghost Town resident,
 was born Feb. 22, 2011

Looking back in time, 130 years.

The first post office in the area, 1873.

The last three holer in Nevada!

1921 Copper Moonshine Still,
a rare double thumper.

More
to
COME!

A real Nevada Cactus Farm

Christmas at the ghost town!

One of several wagons reassembled
in our wagon shop

Upcoming Special Dates:

October 31, 2013 - Spooky's Haunted Ghost Town
March 20, 2014 - Wild West Chili Contest
April 4, 2014 - Outlaw Kid Curry Day
September 20, 2014 - Butch Cassidy Day
October 12, 2014 - Ghost Town 10th Anniversary




If you have historical items you would like to donate for display, please email or contact us at 775-664-2101.

 

All photos taken by The Wendover Times during the last 10 years.  Photos copyrighted, do not reuse without permission. 

Website updated October 28, 2013.

 

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