[Rawhide, Nv. ca. 1907]. Broadside, 12.5 x 25 inches. Previously folded; slightly rumpled. A few minor losses and short separation along old fold lines and creases. Light dust soiling. Good. Item #1064
"Rawhide (located in Mineral County, roughly 20 miles outside of Fallon) was founded in 1906 after a group of prospectors discovered gold and silver in the area. They quickly sold their claims, causing a rush of people to arrive in Rawhide. Within a year of its establishment, the town’s population swelled to 7,000.... A few mines briefly operated in Rawhide, though they produced little compared to the riches that had been promised. Mother nature ultimately finished off what little hope there was. Most of the town was destroyed by a devastating fire in 1908 and a flood the following year. By 1910, only 500 people remained" - Nevada Mining Association.
This promotional broadside, distributed by an outfit called the Kenneth Hauer Brokerage Co., shows three panoramic views of Rawhide and its surrounding claims at their zenith, with extensive captions within the images. The town was one of the principal playgrounds of notorious swindler George Graham Rice, who went to prison shortly after the failure his schemes there, during which time he wrote his autobiography, "My Adventures with Your Money." A neat photographic advertisement for a short-lived Nevada mining town.