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California town for sale for $5 million

California town for sale for $5 million

For those willing to venture off Interstate 15 at exit 286 and travel 10 miles south, the village of Nipton, California, offers these rewards: peace and quiet, sunshine, sweet water and history dating to the nineteen century. If you really like it, you can make it your own. Literally. The 80-acre town is for sale …

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Got A Spare $5 Mil? Buy The Town Of Nipton From Fallout: New Vegas

Got A Spare $5 Mil? Buy The Town Of Nipton From Fallout: New Vegas

One of the greatest charms of the writing in the Fallout series is how the writers draw from real world locations and events to inspire the settings and quests for the games. This was masterfully pulled off in Fallout: New Vegas, with a large portion of the game’s characters and scenarios inspired by real places …

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I Tried To Buy A Whole California Town. It Went Medium

I Tried To Buy A Whole California Town. It Went Medium

Nipton, California, sits just 63 miles from Las Vegas but is worlds away from its gilded, spangled skyline. Surrounded by craggy, gray hills and swathes of nut-brown desert, the unincorporated town hugs the border of the Mojave National Preserve. Amenities include: a general store, a five-room hotel, a restaurant, and a few RV parking spots. …

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Las Vegas fitness buffs defy Mojave Death Race

Las Vegas fitness buffs defy Mojave Death Race

There are many components to the Mojave Death Race, which starts and ends in Nipton, California, near the California-Nevada state line. For a reference point, Nipton, pop. 60, is 64 miles south of Las Vegas, and roughly a bazillion miles from where hell freezes over. Heat-induced hallucinations are only one of the aforementioned components. Here …

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From Desolate Ranch to Eco-town

From Desolate Ranch to Eco-town

Very few people have heard of Nipton, California. And rightfully so… The town was once a covered wagon and cattle rancher stop over a century ago. It slowly evolved into a railroad and mining town. Today, this small town has big plans to become America’s sustainable wonderland. Back in 1984, Caltech-trained geologist Gerald Freeman stumbled …

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Nipton – Oasis of Tranquility

Nipton – Oasis of Tranquility

A sign touting the best cheeseburger around lets you know you are approaching the eucalyptus-shaded desert oasis of Nipton, Calif. Gently situated on the sloping bajada leading down to the Ivanpah Valley, Nipton is a tiny spot of green in the vast eastern Mojave Desert west of Searchlight, Nevada, just ten miles off Interstate 15 …

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LA Times, December 2012

LA Times, December 2012

NIPTON, Calif. — Gerald Freeman unlocks the gate to the small power plant and goes inside. Three rows of solar collectors, elevated on troughs that track the sun’s arc like sunflowers, afford a glimpse of California’s possible energy future. This facility and a smaller version across the road produce some 70 kilowatts of electricity, about …

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