Out & About—Calico Ghost Town

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Along with the cemetery in Calico Ghost Town (Abandoned, yet still in use), I found the ghost town itself quite fascinating.

Calico, California, was founded as a mining town in 1881, but by 1907 it had been completely abandoned. During those 26 years, it produced $86 million in silver from over 500 mines in the area. Population peaked at 3,000.

Walter Knott, of California’s Knott’s Berry Farm fame, bought the town in 1950 or 1951—sources vary on the date—and restored it based on historical photographs.

Following is a selection of photographs that I took on July 30, 2018, when I was there.

Calico, California

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town, California

Calico fire hall

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

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15 thoughts on “Out & About—Calico Ghost Town

  1. Rainee

    Fascinating! I would love to go there. I think ghost towns are interesting – a glimpse of the past. My great-grandfather travelled from Australia to California in the search for gold.

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