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Goldfield, Nevada was the site of the last great goldrush on the western frontier. The town marks its birth from the discovery of gold in December 1902. Within a few years, Goldfield grew to become Nevada's largest city. But a few years later the boom was over and Goldfield began a long decline.
This year Goldfield celebrated its 100th birthday by trying to rekindle the goldrush sprit. Jon Christensen visited Goldfield where dreamers find themselves trying to rebuild a town full of dreams that have died.
Jon Christensen is author of the book, 'Nevada.' His reports are made possible in part by the Nevada Humanities Committee with production assistance from KUNR in Reno.