Rachel was 'founded' as a town very recently, in the early 1970's. It is named after the first, and possibly only, person born there, Rachel Jones who was delivered by her father in a mobile home on Feb 15, 1978. With the closure of the nearby mine in the 1980's the only source of employment disappeared. The road it is on, Rt 375, is known as the Extraterrestrial Highway, due to its proximity to the the infamous Area 51. Today Rachel tries to capitalize on aliens.