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


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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 Dan in Midas on Labor Day Weekend 2020 (virus willing; see above), and all are welcome. Additional details will be posted here and on Dan's memorial website


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.

UPDATE: A Celebration of Dan's Life is planned for Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Midas, Nevada. We'll gather at the park, one of his favorite places, at 3 pm. You can enter the park from the blacksmith shop, just off Main Street near the narrow bridge, or from the gate on the east side. The program will be short, but you might wish to bring a chair. As you all know, Dan nearly always wore a dark red or navy blue T-shirt, and we're encouraging everyone to do the same. After the program, we'll move to the Midas Bighorn Saloon where we'll honor one of Dan's wishes and buy everyone a drink. 

The entire event will be outside and compliant with current covid-19 guidelines. If Nevada or Elko County imposes new restrictions that affect these plans, this site will be updated right away. You may also feel free to contact Dana at 775.529.0302 or at Nevada.historian@gmail.com with any questions.