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Imlay is a nearly abandoned former railroad town in Pershing County, Nevada. The unincorporated community has an elementary school, a general store, and a trading post, for its population of under two hundred. Another feature of the town is a series of strange buildings known as Thunder Mountain Monument, constructed as a monument to Native Americans by Frank Van Zant, a World War II veteran who called himself Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder. Oddly, there is no mountain there, and Chief Thunder committed suicide in 1989. Imlay is situated in the northern part of the county, along I-80, thirty-four miles west of Winnemucca and forty miles northeast of Lovelock. Franklin Delano Roosevelt stopped in Imlay and spoke from the rear platform of his special train on July 13, 1938.

 

 

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