After gold was discovered on the nearby mountain of Columbia in 1902, the town of Goldfield, NV, is one of the biggest and brightest mining towns in the west. In 1906 the Minsk city boom mines have extracted gold $ 11 million. A year later, in 1907, the mines brought about $ 10 000.00 per day.
As a result of the earthquake, four-story, 154-room Goldfield Hotel was built on an abandoned gold mine in 1908 for US $ 500 000,00. Being the best accommodation between Denver and San Francisco, the hotel was known as the "Jewel in the desert".
When it opened in 1908, the hotel boasted Otis elevator, which was considered the most modern lift of this kind west of the Mississippi. Crystal chandeliers at the Goldfield Hotel, elegantly decorated in mahogany with red leather upholstery, gold leaf ceilings and gilded columns sapernyya the best hotels in San Francisco.
In an era when few homes and businesses had telephones or carpets, in an extravagant hotel were perfect switches and telephone in every room. Meals were "exquisite European cuisine," which were oysters, quail and squid. Patrons come for dinner garnished in formal wear – black tie and tails and ball gowns
Once the largest city in Nevada, Goldfield was connected with the rest of the United States five railways and mines Goldfield which produced at its peak more than 10 000,00 dollars a day, the city developed from five banks. The Goldfield even had several mayningovyh exchanges and three newspapers. As the city prospered, its leaders considered the possibility of a wheelchair lift, to run through the city center.
But, as the mines dried up, the city lost the character, and once beautiful hotel Goldfield ceased its operation in 1920. During the Second World War, the military seized her and completed a few perfection grill to accommodate the Army and Air Force wives whose husbands were stationed and trained in neighboring remote desert.
At the end of the war Goldfield Hotel was once again abandoned and killed. Then in the 1980s a wealthy new owner began to pour millions of dollars into upgrading the hotel. His dream is to open the former "Stone in the desert" in all its original splendor broke to completion. He had lost everything right on property taxes. Vandals carried most of the newly installed bathroom and light fixtures, as a result of taking everything but the bare walls.
Today in the town of Goldfield is home to less than 300 residents, although still the seat of Esmeralda County, which has less than 1,000 inhabitants, of & # 39 is the most sparsely populated county of Nevada. There is no gas station, no bank or grocery store, and even the newspapers, far from when the city was known as the "Queen of the camps" for him for more than 25 000 inhabitants.
Flournoy Elizabeth Hans
Thanks to the glorious past, the ill-fated hotel remains the most striking symbol of the former glory of Goldfield. But contributions to his ghostly mood – much of the original luxurious wooden drama was destroyed by vandals. All the old fixtures were taken during the years of the modern seekers of gold and sold.
Before the hotel was purchased privately in the auction for the reverse charge in August 2003, the Goldfield Historical Society several times a year, opened the hotel for special "ghost" tours. Bringing the glory of one of the "terrible places on earth" if Fox network filmed an episode of the same Halloween, which was aired in October 2001.
During filming, crew members noticed ghostly stay in the halls. Feeling unsettled, one crewmember from the & # 39; riding and refused to go back. Later orbs (foggy ghostly objects) were seen in several photographs taken inside, including in my own photographs.
Approximately 1910 Room 109 was considered haunted. Legend has it that this room is haunted by a prostitute named Elizabeth, who was pregnant at the time chained to a radiator in the room the original owner George Winfield hotels.
Winfield was so angry when he found out that Elizabeth was pregnant; he denied her freedom to leave. As soon as her baby is born, his torn from the arms and thrown away. Thrown into Mila abandoned gold mine, on which the hotel was built.
With the order of the child Elizabeth Winfield left the young woman to die and cried all day long at the mercy of. Salvation did not come, she was alone and abandoned. Fearing Winfield's authority, hotel employees were afraid to come to the aid of Elizabeth, and the guests could not hear her because of the isolation room and wall thickness.
Psychics who have visited number 109, say Elizabeth or left there, or died. Her spirit is captured in a modest room, which looks onto a brick wall at the side. In recent dark night hears babies crying passersby and nearby residents.
On the ground floor near the stairs of the lobby felt the presence of George Winfield. People who are visiting the hotel periodically detected the smell of cigar smoke and ash, and once the electrical workers found a fresh ash in boxes with fuses, which has not been open for more than 50 years. Ghostbusters on the third floor and found a high mental energy.
Many who enters the room 109, feels cooler than other rooms, and feels the presence in the room. Change the color of age on the wall, where there is a radiator, is an outline of the human form. Cameras are known to work correctly in this room.
Reportedly, the other ghosts were observed in the halls and on the stairs of the lobby. sometimes the door slam and mysterious odors linger. Yasnavtsy who came to inspect the building, say the Goldfield Hotel is among several portals or gateways to the afterlife.
During the annual Esmeralda County auction in August 2003, the Goldfield Hotel was sold for 360 thousand dollars. It said that the new owner plans to renovate the two lower floors of a four-hotel and open them to the public. As of today, the hotel remains empty and boarded up.
Goldfield is a corridor between Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, on US Highway 95.