|Signs at the turnoff to the Midas road.|
|Sign at the entrance to the town of Midas, and green trees.|
|Acme Beer sign, reportedly dating to about 1936.|
While in Midas, my friend could make or receive phone calls on one of the two phones in town, which had the phone numbers of Midas #1 and Midas #2. Phone numbers like these were fairly common in the 1970s and early to mid- or late 1980s in the small, outlying towns of Nevada. These numbers confused operators outside the state to no end. To place a call into Midas or Getchell, for example, you would dial 0 for an operator and then ask for Midas #1 or Getchell #2 as needed. If dialing in from out of state when trying to reach one of these types of numbers, one learned quickly to ask the out-of-state operator for a Nevada operator, because many outside operators didn't believe that phone numbers like that could even exist.
Midas Saloon and Dinner House, would be open, but it wasn't. This became a concern during a later, uphill, in-the-rain adventure of ours.
|Mine dump, ore cart, and portal (?) a little ways up Midas Creek.|
|Old cabin, garage, or storage shed.|
|Road to somewhere.|