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Buildings along Main Street in Beatty, Nevada, circa 1929

Buildings along Main Street in Beatty, Nevada, circa 1929
In the center of the photograph is the California Hotel. The white two story building, farthest on the right side is reported to be The Exchange Club. It was established in 1906 and still stands. The Beatty Laundry building is on the left side of the photograph.
One of the two hotels
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Original Date
1928; 1929; 1930
City or Town
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Collection Subject (TGM)
City & town life;
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Is Part Of,4
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Pamela Beele2009-07-27 @ 08:57 AM
What a great gem that reminds us of eras gone by. I was in Las Vegas last month and was staying at a cheap Vegas hotel and got to visit some of the museums that I haven't been to since I'm usually a Strip visitor. It makes you realize how far a shanty town can come in its evolution into the entertainment capital of the world.
Mark Holloway2011-08-10 @ 04:33 PM
This is the California Hotel on Main Street. It is gone. Building on the right is the Exchange Club which still stands.
Digital Collections Staff2011-08-23 @ 08:12 AM
Thank you for commenting on this photograph. The record has been updated to reflect the additional information.
Mark Holloway2014-12-05 @ 05:20 AM
There is a sign in front of one of the business. I've been able to read it in one of your other photos and it says, "BOSANKS & POPLIN BROKERS". The other photo is circa 1929 so that would be a good estimate on this photo. The business was likely involved in the Leadfield boom which pretty much an investment scam.
Digital Collections staff2014-12-08 @ 12:55 PM
Another good catch -- thanks for the info!

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