Historical Stories of Midas, Nevada

Many interesting tales about Midas have been written over the past 114 years. Please enjoy these vignettes of life in a 20th century mining town.

Downtown Midas around 1928. Photograph from the Northeastern Nevada Museum collections, Elko.Halley’s Comet Midas, Nevada

Residents of Midas, a gold camp in Elko County, were jolted from bed at 3:30 a.m. on April 27, 1910, when a blast rocked the countryside and shook buildings.

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Mrs. True's CarMrs. True’s Car

At Midas, for decades, an old husk of a car lay on its side perched on the hill above the old ghost town, most old husks are anonymous either by accident or design.

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