The Boulder City Airport became an important transportation hub for tourists visiting Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon. For a time, it was known as "the biggest airport in the West."
The abandoned Boulder City Hospital sat atop a hill overlooking Lake Mead. From its magnificent vantage point, the old structure kept vigil for more than 80 years, while the man-made lake rose and then slowly fell and the city around it quadrupled in size.
Originally settled by prospectors in the late 1800s, Searchlight, Nevada is now home to about 500 residents, a third of whom are retirees drawn to the peace and quiet of small-town life. Searchlight, Nevada.
The Horton Mine is a mercury mine located in Lander County. The Horton Mine has been in operation since the 1800s and is part of the massive and sprawling Victorine Mine. Historically the site has been associated with the Kingston Mining District which is now part of the Toiyabe National Forest.