It was founded as a stagecoach station along the Pony Express in 1862, and later experienced success and growth as a mining town for copper. With the crash of the demand for copper in the 1970's, Ely returned to being a small, forgotten town, though it had once been a booming city on the road to wealth.
Today, Ely is known for its mining history and historic train station.
People Born in Ely
Ely in People's Lives
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2006 to film scenes of the movie My Blueberry Nights.
Natalie Portman: I traveled here in 2006 to film scenes of the movie My Blueberry Nights.