Flash in the Pan

Now a ghost town, Rhyolite, Nevada was once a boom town teeming with get-rich-fast gold prospectors.  Gold was discovered nearby in 1905.  By 1908 there were 5,000 residents of Rhyolite, many employed by the Montgomery Shoshone Mining Company that invested heavily in Rhyolite's infrastructure ... and future. The richest ore ran out quickly, production slowed … Continue reading Flash in the Pan

Secret Stash

I always like to have a backup plan.  You know, like a spare tire if you get a flat, an alternate route if the bridge is out, a spare case of beer just in case, etc.   I even have a backup plan for a Wall Street crash, a secret stash of financial security. This … Continue reading Secret Stash