Photographer's Note

When traveling to Las Vegas, there is SO much more to do than just gambling. I've been to Las Vegas 8 or 9 times now, and I actually make it a point NOT to gamble.

This photo here is a perfect example...if you rent a car your options and choices expand greatly. Located only about a 40 minute drive south east of Las Vegas is the tiny Ghost Town of Nelson.

Nelson has a population of 37! Yes, 37 as of 2010.

Spaniards discovered Gold here in 1775. One hundred years later gold prospectors and miners took over the town. Even back then the mine produced Millions of dollars in Gold Silver Copper and Lead, in todays currency who knows how much that is.

Nelson had a reputation for killings. At its peak, it was known as a ruthless and lawless town.

Today, its pretty much a ghost town, as mentioned the population in the last census was 37.
The site is very cool, with dozens and dozens of old cars, abandoned barns, a crashed airplane, etc.....

Many celebrities have had photo shoots here, one being Beyonce. Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner shot a movie here called 3000 Miles to Graceland. I have a photo of the truck Kurt Russell used in the film. I'll show that later.

This photo is just one example of the cars and trucks that just sit around in the heat of the desert.
Please forgive the lighting in some of these photos, its awefully hard to photograph in such conditions.
You can check out the WS.

It was 119 degrees on this day and the sun was a killer!

So if you ever go to Las Vegas, rent a car and explore the local areas, there are treasures to be found.


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