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Highway 6 Between Tonopah and Ely

Highway 6 Between Tonopah and Ely

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One chilly summer morning I encountered this gentleman and his burro traveling west on U.S. Highway 6 toward Tonopah, NV. The burro was pulling a cart loaded with their belongings.

Man and Burrow Picture
Mary Beth
Mary Beth
Aug 11, 2010 11:19 AM
Awesome picture! It really captures the essence of this man!
Old Man and Donkey
Sep 12, 2010 04:11 PM
Nobody ever travels between Tonapah and Ely, Nevada.