Photo #N12-33Cook Bank Building, Front View

This is all that remains of the John S. Cook and Company Bank in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada. Like many mining towns, Rhyolite had a short history. It was founded in 1904 and grew to a population in excess of 10,000 before the financial panic of 1907 took its toll and was seen as the beginning of the end for the town. In the next few years mines started closing and banks failed. By 1910 only 611 residents remained. The power was finally turned off in 1916, a short 12 years after the town's beginnings.



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