This Nearly Abandoned Nevada Mining Town Has A Truly Nefarious Past

The small ghost town of Nelson is nestled in Eldorado Canyon, in the Eldorado Mountains of Clark County in between Las Vegas and Laughlin. Just over four square miles in size and housing a population of just 37, the history of this abandoned Nevada mining town is full of bloodshed and corruption.

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Not unlike other Nevada ghost towns, Nelson also experienced a boom and bust during the Silver State’s gold rush. However, this nearly abandoned Nevada Mining town has a far more nefarious past.

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