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Dec 20, 2007 - Calico Ghost Town

I think we stopped in Calico way back in my Flight School days. That would be the late sixties. Then it really was kind of a ghost town. It's grown a little since then. And that's an understatement! It's definitely a tourist trap but they have done a very nice job of restoration. Between 1881 an 1907 they mined $86 million in silver and $45 million in borax. There were some 500 mines with 22 saloons, a China Town and a red light district. It's an interesting and entertaining look into the past and they even have an RV park. We spent the...

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