Spirits Still Welcoming Bikers, Truckers and Avon
Wabuska, Nevada was established near the Carson and Colorado Railroad in the early 1870's. Wabuska served as the principal supply center for the Mason Valley area, which was dependent on mineral resources for their economic activity.
The town saw it's heyday around the early 1900's with the discovery of copper in Mason Valley and became the northern terminus for the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad.
Wabusk's name sake comes from Washo Language meaning White Grass due to the white alkaline crust on the soil and thickets of sagebrush and greasewood.
Unfortunately when the copper industry began to decline in the 1920's it also brought the demise to the town of Wabuska.
Like with the arid desert surrounding the small settlement, by the 1950's the town had begun to dry up and all that remained was a few houses and a bar with the two-story grocery store.
Until recently bikers, truckers and even Avon were welcomed in for a cold one to the lingering bar.
However today along with some deserted houses and buildings only the Nevada State Marker, a few spirits and a lonely train are what remain in Nevada's newest ghost town.
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