Rich Moreno at Backyard Traveler has a profile of the town of Aurora, the ghost town that even the ghosts have left. Aurora, down near the Hawthorne/Bridgeport area was one of the largest towns in Nevada in its time. It was a mining town that nearly rivaled Virginia City in size, over 10,000 people. It was close enough to the state border that both Nevada and California claimed it, and I think the residents even made a run for State Capital of Nevada. But the town never hit its Big Bonanza like Virginia City did, so it died out quickly. Now little remains of the town except for the cemetery and a few scattered foundations. And the town is nearly unreachable, located miles from any main highway at the end of a 4WD road.

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