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Miller's Hollow

Miller's, Nevada

Miller's is a ghost town located in Esmeralda County, Nevada. Deserted today, Miller's sprang up as a mining boomtown after the Tonopah boom began.

History

Miller's came to life as a result of the furor in Tonopah. In 1901 the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad was constructed and by 1904 Miller's was founded as a station and watering stop along the rail line. The name of the town honors Charles Miller, a director of the railroad who was also once the Governor of Delaware. Miller also worked as vice president of the Tonopah Mining Company and played a key role in bringing that company's 100-stamp cyanide mill built in Miller's in 1906. In 1907 the railroad company constructed repair shops in Miller's and another large mill went up. By 1910 Miller's had a post office, a business district and a population of 274. A year later, in 1911, the railroad shops and mill had moved and the town began a slow decline. When the railroad went under in 1947 the town of Miller's followed suit and became a ghost town.

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