Timing Is Everything or The Story of Shorty, Ed And The Town Of Rhyolite

In 1904 Shorty Harris and Ed Cross, both prospectors, found gold near the town of Beatty.  The well liked and popular, Shorty Harris, was quite the character and it was said the 5’4” prospector could smell gold. Although shorty had several good claims he never worked or developed the claims, instead he preferred to drink at the saloon regaling the…