This abandoned ghost town is about 3 hours from the nearest town. Remote would be an understatement. After trekking for hours on dirt roads, we finally arrived at the ghost town of Simon Nevada.
Simon, Nevada started in 1879 as a Lead and silver mine. Due to a power outage in 1931, the mines flooded and the town never recovered. It is said the mines have underground workings of over 25,000 feet! That’s a lot of abandoned mine tunnels!
Another story states that the demise was due to the declining price of silver and lead. Regardless of the reason, the town eventually died and is completely abandoned today.
There are a few completely abandoned buildings still left. There are also many deep mine shafts and a building full of old ore samples. All of the abandoned homes are all crumbing today.
The story on why Simon died depends on who you ask, so I have presented you with both stories.
We did not venture into the mines at this time, but a return trip will be planned in the future where we also take a look into the mine tunnels of Simon.
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