Travels in the American Southwest
Divide
2 miles east of US95, 4 miles south of Tonopah
Road factor/Accessibility - Couldn't find the site
~206 miles from Las Vegas

All I could find about this town was a name on a map. Why the name Divide? Perhaps because the town was near one such boundary running nearby. I wasn't surprised that I didn't find Divide despite traveling a number of rutted dirt paths. Most mining camps were constructed of canvas and wood. Since wood was a valuable commodity, after a mine petered out, the buildings were dismantled and reconstructed at other more promising strikes leaving little to identify the original town's location. Sometimes, all that remains is a pile of rusting cans but even this was not the case with Divide.


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