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The Tragic Story Of This Forgotten Nevada High School Will Break Your Heart

Located in Goldfield on the corner of Ramsey and Euclid is the commanding yet decaying Goldfield High School—today, little more than a forgotten Nevada landmark. It educated students from 1907 until 1952 when a dwindling mining economy forced many to leave. Today, the majestic school remains where it was constructed; however, the once imposing building has suffered from years of decay. Today, this forgotten Nevada high school is a sad reminder of Goldfield’s once booming mining economy and how today the once successful mining town is little more than a ghost town.

Thankfully, this story has a happy ending.

Goldfield High School is no longer the sad forgotten Nevada high school as volunteers are seeking to restore the building to its former glory. For more information about the restoration project (and some pretty nifty before and after photos), or if you are interested in helping the volunteers with work, donations, or anything else, please visit the Goldfield Historical Society High School Restoration Project.

Have you visited this forgotten Nevada high school; this piece of Nevada history? Please share your experiences below.

Natalie Faulk
Natalie Faulk is a Las Vegas-based freelance writer, blogger, and the author of several books.