In Retrospect: Caliente NV

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Caliente Railroad Station Caliente NV February 6, 2013

Caliente Railroad Station
Caliente NV
February 6, 2013

Caliente was founded in 1901 and given the name due to the hot springs present in the area. In 1905, the Union Pacific railroad was completed, followed by the construction of the train depot in the style of Spanish mission architecture. The train depot, built in 1923, is now home to some city and county offices and a museum that exhibits historical information.

We have been there three times so far and have never seen the museum open. Nor have we seen anybody in the city or county offices. The shot above was taken on our first trip out that way on our weekend of exploring the area in which we live.

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12 thoughts on “In Retrospect: Caliente NV

  1. I love the Spanish architecture on this building Emilio and compared to train stations on Long Island its huge. I also love the muted colors and processing you did on this image. Awesome !

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    1. Real money? Now, that’s a thought. I hate that monopoly money I’ve been getting. Can’t buy anything but hotels on Boardwalk! 😀 And thank you for such a wonderful comment.

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    1. Thanks, West. The only story I can tell you about this shot is that it was at the end of a long day when we drove into town. Nobody seemed to be around though there were cars and trucks parked on the main street. You could almost hear the wind whistling through the branches of the trees. 🙂

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  2. Caliente! That word calls to me, Emilio. It seems to speak of warmth. Associations are funny things, aren’t they? It’s a lovely building and at least it’s restored. 🙂 Happy Sunday!

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    1. Well, that’s about the only building that is restored. The row of stores are all wooden and seem to have been built in the ’50’s or so. There are a few brick buildings we saw but they’ve been abandoned. The people we met, though, were very warm and inviting.

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