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MidnightEvil
06-15-2007, 12:02 AM
Hi All

Last weekend I was on my way home from Las Vegas and I took a little
side trip. About half way between Las Vegas and LA, only 4 miles off the I-15 is
"Calico Ghost Town"

Here are a few photos

3 shots of a non-restored horse drawn hearse
http://www.midnightevil.com/Calico/IMG_172.jpg

http://www.midnightevil.com/Calico/IMG_173.jpg

http://www.midnightevil.com/Calico/IMG_174.jpg

A scenic view of the Calico
http://www.midnightevil.com/Calico/IMG_177.jpg

4 shots inside the Maggie Mine - one of Calico's original mines and home of the "Glory Hole"
This is the real deal not a recreation.
http://www.midnightevil.com/Calico/IMG_184.jpg

http://www.midnightevil.com/Calico/IMG_191.jpg

http://www.midnightevil.com/Calico/IMG_192.jpg

http://www.midnightevil.com/Calico/IMG_193.jpg

Some Ghost Town Notes
Born: 1881
Restored: 1951 by Walter Knott (of Knotts Scaryfarm Halloween Haunt fame)
Donated: 1966 to San Bernardino County
Produced: $86 million in silver - $45 million in borax
Famous Mines: Silver King, Odessa, Waterloo, Garfield, Oriental, Bismarck, Maggie

www.CalicoTown.com

Empressnightshade
06-15-2007, 11:43 AM
Those are some gorgeous pictures! Is it cool in the mines?

Mr. Haunt
06-15-2007, 12:06 PM
Great pictures. Hope you had a great time!

MidnightEvil
06-15-2007, 12:18 PM
Hey Gwen

Yes it is cool in the mines, the miners would live and sleep in the mine to keep cool in the summer
and stay warm it the winter (see photo)
http://www.midnightevil.com/Calico/IMG_189.jpg

MidnightEvil
06-15-2007, 12:33 PM
Hey Haunt

If someone was going to do a Ghost Town and Mine Themed haunt. This
is the place to go, this is not a replica, it is the real thing, just restored.
It's been over twenty years since I've visited, glad I stopped.

My brain is working over time.
A trailer haunt with a Ghost Town and Mine Theme

Nightgore
06-15-2007, 01:23 PM
Awesom pics man, love to see those classic ghostowns across america! I love looking at pics like this, the same with closed/forgotten amusement parks! HAHA. -Tyler