Virtual Guidebook to Northern and Central Nevada
at the crossroads of Highways 95 and 6 Nevada
Tonopah is yet another of those historic Nevada mining towns. It is the service center for a huge area of desert ranching and scattered mines and an important crossroads. It is really the only town along Highway 6 between Bishop (California) and Ely - a stretch of 285 miles. Along Highway 95 it is the halfway point between Las Vegas and Reno (over 400 miles).
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