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Deserted Dreams: Exploring Broadway Ghost Town in White Pine County, Nevada

Welcome to the fascinating world of Broadway, a ghost town nestled in the rugged terrain of White Pine County, Nevada.

Once a thriving mining town, Broadway now stands as a testament to the fleeting nature of fortune and the passage of time. This guide will take you on a journey through the town’s rich history, providing a detailed overview of its establishment, mines, railroads, post office, newspaper, and population.

Discover the unique allure of Broadway Ghost Town and immerse yourself in the story of this once-vibrant community.

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Broadway Nevada Overview

Broadway Ghost Town is a deserted mining town located in White Pine County, Nevada. Although now abandoned, it was once a bustling community driven by the prosperity of its mines. Today, the ghost town serves as a reminder of the region’s mining history and offers a glimpse into the lives of those who once called it home.

Broadway was a town in White Pine County, Nevada.

Learn more about Ghost Town in Nevada and Ghost Towns in the Southwest.

Year Established/Founded

About 1893

Broadway Nevada History

Broadway’s history is deeply rooted in the mining industry, which brought settlers to the area in search of precious metals. The town experienced a period of rapid growth and development as mines were established, and businesses and infrastructure followed to support the burgeoning community. However, as mining operations dwindled, so did the population, ultimately leaving Broadway a ghost town.

We found ONE newspaper reference so far about Broadway, which is listed below in the timeline. 

Timeline

  • July 19, 1893 – The post office opened
  • October 7, 1893 – A new office called Broadway has been established in Eastern White Pine, at Deep Creek. We have not learned who is the Postmaster. [The White Pine News – Saturday, October 3, 1893 – Page 3]
  • September 7, 1894 – The post office closed
  • Mid-1900s: The town experiences a decline as mines are depleted, and the population begins to dwindle.
  • Late 1900s – Present: Broadway becomes a ghost town, attracting history enthusiasts and tourists.

Mines

Unknown at this time.

Railroads

There is no specific information available about railroads serving Broadway Ghost Town. However, it’s common for mining towns of that era to have been served by railroads to transport goods and materials to and from the mines.

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Post Office

July 19, 1893 – September 7, 1894

Postmasters:

  • Emily J Bentley 19 Jul 1893 Broadway
  • Edwd J Osborn 21 Aug 1893 Broadway

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Newspaper

None

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The Population of Broadway Nevada

Unknown at this time.

Elevation

5,443′

Location

Broadway is located in White Pine County, Nevada, within the Egan Mountain Range.

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GPS Coordinates

While precise GPS coordinates for Broadway Ghost Town are not available, the town is situated within the approximate coordinates of 39°17’N latitude and 114°45’W longitude.

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Photos and Videos

None at this time.

References Used

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