Calico Ghost Town

Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Carol and I woke up today at the Barstow / Calico KOA and were looking forward to a day of doing, well, next to nothing.  Just rest and relaxation.

What little ambition we had was to drive the 5 miles to the Calico Ghost Town.  A real tourist trap.  But the buffalo burger on the restaurant menu was all it took to get me to fire up the Cayenne and head over.

Calico was a silver mining town that was booming in the late 1800’s.  But the collapse in the price of silver killed it and the official population today is 8 people.

Overall, I was very surprised by how well preserved it is.  But then again, this is the Mojave desert.

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