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The Ghost of Treasure Hill
by Betty Orr

On Treasure Hill
A ghostly wind
Rattles slat and sage.
And every silvered
Sash and door,
Is sanded smooth with age.

                            Who traveled here?
                            Who wept at night?
                            Who bore the dreadful breeze?
                            Who burned for ore?
                            Who drilled at night?
                            Who prayed on trembling knees?

On Treasure Hill
The flowers stay small
Nestled near the stones.
And scattered on a
Windswept spot,
Rock mounds now cover bones.

                            Who watched from here?
                            Who mourned a child?
                            Who swayed against the wind?
                            Who counted days,
                            And then, the hours,
                            The stage that rattled in?

On Treasure Hill
I sifted soil.
I found an earring part.
I found a dish, a
Broken toy.
I guess a broken heart.
Do you have what it
takes to leave the city
and come on out to
Really Rural Nevada?
Come on out. We're
waiting for you! You'll
be glad you did

You are invited to the 14th Annual Celebration of Goldfield
Days in Beautiful Goldfield Nevada. August 1,2 and 3.

Land auction, Raffle prizes (including a golf cart), street
parade, door prizes, bed races, western gun fights, poker
run, costume contest, and many other contests and events,
many vendors, lots of food and drinks, live band: 'On Target'.
Come and celebrate the live history with us.

As soon as you get to town: pick up a schedule of events-
available in all businesses. At the Elite Trading Post: Meet the
author of the book 'Logan:' Jackie Boor.
Huge collection of Nevada Tokens are for sale at the Elite
Trading Post, come and see us. Come and shoot civil war
canons at the Elite Trading Post. Big sales on antiques and
door prizes at the Elite Trading Post. Social media
connection: Facebook: Elite Trading Post, and Goldfield
Chamber of Commerce.

For more information: or to access forms: contact Chamber of
Commerce at 775-485-3560 or online at the link below.

You can obtain vendor forms, parade forms, pet parade
forms at  Goldfield Nevada Chamber of Commerce or for
more information contact Malek and Jody at the Elite Trading
Post at 775-485-3783.
Goldfield, Nevada in times of prosperity.
Hillside Letters

The Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission
would like your help in trying to get the
"Hillside Letters" in each community
around the Silver State refurbished in time
for Nevada Day on October 31, 2014.

This Official Legacy Project involves
repainting existing letters, and in certain
instances, rebuilding the letters. Because
this is a statewide project, with no dedicated
funding, each community would be
responsible for the letters in their area.

In some communities, the letters have been
maintained by various organizations,
including the local high schools, alumni
groups, 4-H Clubs, service clubs, or local
government entities. We would also like
information on the history of these letters.

For further information, please contact:
Karen Garaventa Baggett, 775.687.0650,