1 Freighters in Wonder, 1911. Photo Courtesy Churchill County Museum
2 The town of Wonder, 1919. Photo Courtesy Churchill County Museum
3 It's never too early to start prospecting. Barton Daniel in Wonder, 1908. Photo Courtesy Churchill County Museum
4 The Denver Club in Wonder, date unknown. Photo Courtesy Churchill County Museum
5 Only the fanciest dining accomodations can be found in Wonder. Date unknown. Photo Courtesy Churchill County Museum
6 The 200 ton cyanide mill in Wonder, 1913 or after. Photo Courtesy Churchill County Museum
7 Another view of Wonder, sometime between 1907 and 1911. Photo Courtesy Churchill County Museum
8 A view from above the mill. Photo Courtesy Churchill County Museum
9 All kinds of stuff had to be hauled to Wonder. Date unknown. Photo Courtesy Churchill County Museum
10 Wonder, date unknown
11 During it's brief heyday, you had to wait two weeks just for a ride to Wonder.
12 When we moved to Fallon in 1968, we took a trip out to see what was left at Wonder.
13 There were still some buildings left in 1968
14 There is my step-dad's Ford with his home-made camper. 1968
15 Half-assed panorama of the town site from the previous two photos. 1968
16 Pretty sure this is me and my brother in the door way of one of the remaining buildings. Or maybe I'm taking the picture. Who knows. It was almost 50 years ago, cut me some slack. 1968.
17 A lot of lumber got sold here, hear tell. Wonder, 1968
18 The road to Wonder
19 Getting closer
20 Jumping forward to 2001. Mill ruins
22 Some more contemporary equipment
26 Townsite kinda bleak now. Where did all the buildings go?
31 Another look at the mill
35 What appears to be a vault. Someone had stapled a small sign saying "Vault" inside. Very thick concrete and situated at the bottom of the mill site. Note the small shelf inside which someone has covered with shelf paper.
42 Note pristine condition of shaft. Ready for you to climb down and explore.
46 Fence northeast of town
49 Luis relaxing on the quad after a hard day of exploring Wonder
50 It may be a small, seemingly insignificant hole on top, but it represents lots and lots and LOTS of digging underground.