Any place built on the promise of a dream is bound to have a sad soul or two forever roaming its borders, and Nevada is no exception. One such story involves a local millionaire and politician, George Wingfield, who some say murdered his mistress and discarded his illegitimate child down a mineshaft. As the legend goes, the would-be mother still roams the halls of Wingfield’s once dazzling hotel, the Goldfield, while the sound of a baby crying can still be heard in the night air.
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Caption: Did Wingfield murder his mistress & illegitimate child? Photo: National Archives