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Calico, California

Calico is located in the Calico Mountains of the Mojave Desert in southern California.

Calico is an old west mining town that was established in 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. There were about 500 silver mines in Calico that were active for 12 years in the late 1800’s. When silver lost its value, miners packed up and left the town behind. Calico turned into a ghost town.

In the 1950’s, Walter Knott purchased what remained of Calico and restored most of the original buildings to look as they did in the 1880’s. Calico became a State Historical Landmark and was proclaimed to be California’s Silver Rush Ghost Town in 2005.

Calico Mines Information:

The Calico Mines are located behind the Calico Ghost Town. They are very hazardous. Do not attempt to visit the Calico Mines without obtaining permission and a guide. Call 800-86-CALICO, 1-877-387-2757, or email [email protected] for information.

Ghosts and the Parnormal at the Calico Mines in Calico, California:

Strange apparitions of animals and humans are said to appear on the winter solstice (December 21 or December 22) of every year.


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Wikipedia (2011). Calico, California. Retrieved July 16, 2011 from,_San_Bernardino_County,_California

Shadowlord (1998). Haunted Places Index. Retrieved June 26, 2011 from


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