Dan collected many antique tools to display in Midas.
Gas pumps such as this one used to supply cars in Midas.

A century-old mining town, Midas is located in the heart of Nevada’s cattle ranching and gold mining country. The largest nearby Nevada towns are Elko (90 miles away), Winnemucca (60 miles), and Battle Mountain (50 miles). Although only a few people reside year-round in Midas, many more people consider it home, even if only for the occasional weekend, and they have embraced the history of this special place. The enthusiastic members of Friends of Midas have restored the cemetery and the jail; collected numerous photographs and memorabilia; built replicas of pertinent buildings, such as a blacksmith’s shop and a 1920s-era gas station; planted trees in town; and constructed a park that displays old ranching equipment. Dedicated to the memory of the town’s much-loved and much-missed schoolhouse, Friends of Midas continues to compile and share the stories about this small corner of Nevada through various projects. Most recently, the group donated to numerous school and public libraries in Nevada a copy of the book A Century of Enthusiasm: Midas, Nevada, 1907-2007, which was written by a charter member of Friends of Midas and published through the generosity of Newmont Mining Corporation.

Friends of Midas is a Nevada non-profit corporation that qualifies as an educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Supported by memberships and donations, it is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the history of Midas, Nevada, and the surrounding area.
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With great sadness, Friends of Midas (FOM) mourns the passing of its founder and President, Dan Bennett, on May 25, 2020. Dan's family is planning a Celebration of Life to be held in Midas on Labor Day Weekend 2020 (virus willing), and all are welcome. Additional details will be posted here and on Dan's memorial website. For more information, please feel free to call Dana Bennett at 775.529.0302. 

Dan loved Midas and executed several town projects with FOM's support. His legacy will be visible in Midas for many years to come, and FOM will continue his good work. If you would like to make a contribution in Dan's memory, please click the "donate" button below or send a check to FOM, 811 N. Main St, Midas, NV 89414. Dan would be delighted!

Watch Dan and friends install the Midas Water System in 1992! Click here for videos.