Coushaine USA Tour 2013-15 travel blog

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

CALICO sign on mountain top

I always wanted to be a 'Train' Engineer!

Calico Ghost Town

Train in station!

Calico Ghost Town

Jeannie's been

Jeannie's new friend!

Anyone got a dime?

Train going over Tressle

Nice place to visit!

Fiddle & Pine playing Blue Grass!

Barstow/Calico KOA

Camper in site

Hello Everyone,

While driving from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park, we took a few days to stop in the middle to visit Calico Ghost Town!

Back in 1881, for 15 years, this was a bustling Silver Mine with millions of dollars of silver ore mined in over 30 miles of tunnels throughout the surrounding hills. A few of the original town buildings have survived, surrounded by others to make the town a very nice tourist attraction. They have many nice shops, a Rail Road ride, and an old silver mine tunnel that you can walk thru. I ventured thru this mine with surprisingly little trouble despite my slight case of claustrophobia!

As luck would have it, the weekend we were there was the Blue Grass Festival! As many of you know, this is one of my favorite weekends back at Strawberry Park in CT. It was great spending the day wandering around this old town listening to all the live bands!

To see the town, and a few of the Blue Grass bands, click on the following link:

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