• Town of Pioche, Nevada

      Pioche, was a mining town with a serious reputation for wildness back in the 1860s. A short detour on State Route 321 (which parallels Highway 93) offers a quick look at the historic town center, where the 'Million Dollar Courthouse' still stands. Originally built in 1871 for $88,000, it ended up costing a million dollars worth of state bonds. A reminder of the $40 million in silver ore mined in the area, old ore cars still dangle from a tram line that carried the ore down the mountain to the processing mill on the valley floor.

      If you go:
      Drive around the town, some great views. Sandwiches can purchased from the gas station on Main Street.


      Main Street
      Pioche, Nevada 89043 USA