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Ghost Towns & Gold Mines - Barstow Area

Calico Ghost Town


Calico 2019

Late in the 1800's Calico was busy with prospectors searching for its mineral riches. Silver was discovered here and the Calico Mining District became one of the richest in the state. By 1881, Calico was a boomtown that would provide millions in silver and borax, and a town population of 1,200. Over 500 mines including the legendary Silver King, Oriental and Bismarck produced Calico's fortune between 1881 and 1907. In the mid 1890's silver dropped from $1.31 an ounce to 63 cents, Calico became a ghost of its former self. Calico officially died in 1907 with borax deposits playing out.

Calico ghost town
Calico 2000

Calico Ghost Town is a popular restored silver-mining boom town of the 1880's. One underground silver mine and several of the 19th century buildings still exist.





Calico - 1884


location map of Calico

Calico Mining History

Men working in mine at Calico

Calico Cemetery

Gate at Calico Cemetery

Dorsey the Mail Dog

Daggett

Route 66

Barstow Area

Ghost Towns

Cemeteries & Graveyards

Old or Abandoned Buildings

Frasher Photos of Calico

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