We have heard that things are changing here, ghost townolgist's and tourist are no
longer hung or beaten by the locals, and even a McDonalds may be opening up here soon.
Originally known as Hornsilver, investors changed the name to Gold Point in 1929.
This town was once the home of a Nevada Senator Harry Wiley who stayed on to operate Gold
Point's last business; a small grocery store/gas station.
The town of Hornsilver once boasted a newspaper; The Herald, the usual
saloons, stores, and a population of between 1000-2000 during 1905-06 which later dwindled
to about half a dozen. The big bonanza gold mine was the Orleans Mine. Poor milling
processes and constant litigation over the the rights of the mill to operate, killed the