Fishbowler

I make art in strange places and blog about it.

Moby Goes to the International Car Forest of the Last Church

I say it over and over again but the Car Forest is like this ongoing goldmine for me. I search the internets and every time I find new blog posts about the place!

Ronnie’s Car from MobyGoes blog.

Moby Goes

May, 2014–Goldfield, Nevada

Mohawk Mine, Goldfield, NV. 1900-1905. Mohawk Mine, Goldfield, NV. 1900-1905.

Goldfield, Nevada, is an old mining town and the county seat of Esmeralda County. Gold was discovered here in 1902. By 1904 there were 20,000 people living in Goldfield, and the district had produced $2,300,000 in gold ore.

The boom didn’t last long. The 1910 US Census showed 4,838 people living in Goldfield.

The 2000 Census counted 440.

You can drive through town in a few short minutes, as we did several times on our way to Death Valley.

We blew through Goldfield without noticing the main attraction that lies just outside of town: The International Car Forest of the Last Church.

Part art, part whacky–the Car Forest was created by Michael “Mark” Rippie and Chad Sorg. It’s a collection of old cars, planted and painted, in the desert.

The world's largest (and only?) junk car forest. The world’s largest (and only?) junk car forest.

The name of the place…

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