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More than a 100 years ago, the town of Calico was bustling with prospectors. Founded in March 1881, it grew to a population of 1,200 with 22 saloons and more than 500 mines. Silver was king, and the Calico Mining District became one of the richest in California, producing silver, borax and, gold. After 1907, when silver prices dropped and borax mining moved to Death Valley, Calico became a ghost town.

Today, one third of the town is original.  The rest carefully reconstructed to recreate the "spirit' of Calico's Old West past.


You can click on the thumbnails to view the larger pictures.


Fire Hall     Bucket Brigade

This is the old Fire Hall and the Bucket Brigade.  ( Candice - Shane's Fiancee - and I have a thing for hunky fireman so I had to take these pictures. LOL)



Firehose     Water Wagon

Here's the fire hose and the water wagon.



Hanks Hotel     The Saloon

On the hill is the famous Hank's Hotel.  And I don't know about the drinks at the Saloon but the first steps a killer. . .  




The Train     The Train II

Here are a couple shots of the train.



Shane and Teresa Acting Silly     More of Shane and Teresa having fun!

This is me - Terri Lynn and my brother Shane.  Sorry ladies. . . he's taken!



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