Slim Riggs Place was on the Northwest corner where the truck parking area is now . It consisted of a Bar & Restaurant , 8 "Motel" rooms - (formerly the "Cat House" ) , a Gas Station & auto repair Garage and Towing Service . Out back (to the West) was the "wrecking yard" where there was about 50 vehicles of all makes and descriptions , some dating back to the 1930s . I was there the day that the Coca-Cola delivery truck came and brought Slim 6 cases of Coke and as Slim was putting the bottles into the cooler at the Bar , he found a Coke bottle that was filled with Orange Soda instead of Coca-Cola , it even had a Coca-Cola bottle cap on it . The distributor offered Slim $500.00 for it , but Slim turned him down saying that he wanted to keep it as a "curiosity" . Slim always kept on the shelf above the bar back , under the window that looked out onto Hwy. 95 . Unfortunately , it was lost along with everything else including irreplaceable photos of Death Valley Scotty taken at the Bar when everything burned to the ground in 1973 . The building to the East of the intersection was built in the 1990s and was to have been a Bar & Restaurant but they ran out of money and it closed before it ever opened . I pass this intersection all the time , as I have Mining property at Tokop , 15 miles to the Northwest .
You are on to me! This is a really old photo, from 1978 or 1979 (I'd have to look it up to find out.) Every time I look at it, though, I wish I had fixed the color better and made it not crooked. Oh well.
My great Grandfather, Matthew "John" Grose bn 1843-1905, went from the Isle-Of-Man to Eureka Nevada,in about 1879,the 1880 census has him staying at block 9,Adams Hill& Albion,he was a miner.He eventually died in Goldfield N.V.in 1905,I assume he would be buried in that graveyard ?!
Well, guess I have to eat my words! I just looked at the Goldfield map again and located this building. It has been built in the last 15 or so years. In fact, in 1955, we lived in a house between the gas station and the house on the east corner of the same street. The house burned down long ago.
Thanks for the helpful info Diane. My wife and I have had much fun and pleasure re-discovering historic places just like this one in the heart of Nevada. Many special places just like this one have storied past lives with no info accompanying them....we are most grateful to recieve info regarding these treasures of our past.
This garage is actually located on Columbia Ave across from the Goldfield Hotel.
In the mid 1950's this was a soda shop owned by Peedens. All the high school kids hung out here.
This was the gymnasium for the high school. My Dad played basketball in this builing in the early 1930's. When we lived in Goldfield in the late 1940's we occasionally saw movies here. I believe the county now uses it for storage.
The location is incorrect. The cemetery is north west of town.