Allegedly, some of these buildings date back to the early days of Chloride and some were moved here from somewhere else. To me, it looks like most were built on this site from old wood.
Allow me to rant for a bit...
Don't get me wrong now, I love history and I certainly love ghost towns. However, I'm not terribly fond of mining camps and/or ghost towns that are created, or allowed to exist primarily for tourists. An example: This little western "cul-de-sac" is not here for historical significance, it's here for theater. During the tourist season, mock gun fights are staged every Saturday at noon. That is so darn cheesy! Most of the folks who are interested in this, don't even see the back streets of the town. Many of the buildings on the actual main street of town, although newer, are much more historical and real, than this "contrived" history side show. The best parts of Chloride are either outside of town, or on the back streets.
Can you imagine two gunslingers pacing towards each other ready to shoot it out? Yuck!
Below are two photos from the early 1900's (thanks to Wikipedia)
Some of those same buildings today
Another (there are plenty more)
The next few don't really have any historical significance, but the scenes really appealed to me and I snapped them.
The next post will be about the part of Chloride that I loved...