An early stage coach coming into Goldfield from Tonopah. The Malpais and nearby mountains can be seen in the top left of the photo.Welcome to the Goldfield Historical Society website.

The Goldfield Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history and heritage of Goldfield, Nevada for present and future generations.

(Photo at right)
An early stage coach coming into Goldfield from Tonopah.
The Malpais and nearby mountains can be seen in the top left of the photo.

 A busy day in downtown Goldfield. Looking south toward Malpais Mesa. Goldfield, Nevada was born in a hurry, due to the discovery of Gold in 1902, and grew from two miners to over 20,000 people in just six years. Goldfield lost a significant portion of its population by 1910, not because the gold was gone, but because the cost of mining was too great. As the years have gone by, the fabric of Goldfield's history continues to be wrent and torn a little more each year.

The Goldfield Historical Society is making a concerted effort to try and stop the devastation of time and make our town a "Place to Remember"

We hope you enjoy this Web Site. It is our hope that it will show you, through pictures and articles, the excitement that was and is Goldfield, Nevada.

Check out our new Projects page!

We are thrilled to report real progress with our major on-going project, the restoration of The Goldfield High School.  Our new, improved time-line, lots of show-and-tell photos and brilliant reporting will  bring you up to date with what has happened so far and what needs to happen in the futureÖ But we still need your help to complete our project. 

 

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    Goldfield Walking Tour Booklet
             
   

If you have an interest in research of the history or genealogy of Esmeralda County please contact the Central Nevada Museum at cnmuseum@citlink.net

The History of Goldfield
The Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad
Goldfieldís Building Boom
The Devastating Fire of July 6, 1923

The Goldfield Hotel
Historic Properties in Goldfield