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« on: January 05, 2019, 01:07:10 AM »

One of the places I visited during my August 2018 Nevada trip was the Lambertucci Roma Ranch, near Tonopah, NV. I had seen the tops of two large metal buildings from the highway every time I was in the area. When I first tried to get there many years ago, it was inaccessible. This is no longer the case, although it did take a bit of wandering through random trails to find my way to the structures.

I had always assumed that the two large, corrugated metal buildings were some kind of mining or milling structures. To my surprise, I found out that they are actually barns. I was even more surprised to find many other buildings and ruins which are much older and not visible from the highway. This site is an amazing mishmash of funky old buildings made from a wide variety of materials. Many of them were constructed in the early 1900s. Here are a few photos:
















You can see all the photos of this site, and read some history of it, here:

http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Lambertucci_Roma_Ranch_NV.html


Enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 12:11:42 PM »

Thanks, Ray.

I always enjoy your findings.

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 12:32:47 PM »

Great find Ray.  Thanks for posting.

Jerry
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 02:41:05 PM »

That stone house must have been something when it was new. At the same time, it's a mystery why anyone would have built a ranch in such a desolate location. -- Russ
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 04:08:15 PM »

Loads of inspiration -  Thanks Ray
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 10:49:19 PM »

I too was puzzled by the location, which is completely dry and devoid of any apparent source of water. The information I obtained from the Central Nevada Museum/History Society indicated that the ranch had a deal with one of the large mining outfits in Tonopah. Water had to be pumped out of the mines continuously. The mines used a small amount of the water, and the rest went to the ranch.

I haven't been able to confirm it, but I'm guessing that the ranch may have gone belly up when the mines ceased operation.

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 03:51:40 AM »

Yes Ray, interesting report and only with water life in the desert is possible.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 11:44:05 AM »

That stone house must have been something when it was new. At the same time, it's a mystery why anyone would have built a ranch in such a desolate location. -- Russ

To stay away from forest fires I believe!!!  Wink

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