While talking to a young woman working at the store in town, I asked “What’s a story about here that isn’t in the tourist material?”. She then told me about an abandoned stone house on Old Chloride Road just outside of town. She said it was built by a naval officer who came to the desert because he had developed a great fear of drowning and didn’t want to be around water anymore. He came to Chloride to build his retirement home in the desert and do some mining. He died in a drowning accident on the property a short time later. The home was eventually turned into a brothel for a number of years. Word is, it was a very busy place.