Calico Ghost Town 1
Calico Ghost Town 1 – King Mountain, California, USA
Calico Ghost Town is situated about 130 miles from downtown Los Angeles off the I-15 towards Las Vegas, just past Barstow. Established in 1881 on the side of King Mountain as a silver mining town, it was a ghost town by 1904. Many of the original structures still stand today and others have been rebuilt to original specs. I would recommend not going in June like I did. The temperature the day I went was somewhere between 110-115 degrees which my Samoyed, Icy Bear did not appreciate at all! Winter would be the much preferred time of year.
Note: If you look at the end of the bathtub facing the camera, you will see that the tub is actually made of wood milled from one huge log, probably from the nearby mountains. Looking at the front of the tub, you can see the timber was milled in a way that retains the perfect symmetry of the tree rings. Amazing!