Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Calico Ghost Town

Calico California was founded in March 1881, the year that marked the beginning of one of the largest silver strikes in California. About one-third of the town is original, with the remaining being "re-creations in the spirit of the old west." Walter Knott, of Knott's Berry Farm fame, bought the town in 1951 and started the restoration process. Walter Knott donated the town to the county of San Bernardino in 1966, and is today run as a regional park. Calico is located about ten miles north of Barstow along Interstate .
The old narrow-gauge railway.

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