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Calico, California is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population. The miner's packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living. It became a "ghost town."

Calico, CA - Bottle House

Calico, CA - Bottle House

Calico, CA - Entrance

Calico, CA - Entrance

Calico, CA - Fire Hall

Calico, CA - Fire Hall

Calico, CA - Hanks Hotel

Calico, CA - Hanks Hotel

Calico, CA - Maggie Mine

Calico, CA - Maggie Mine

Calico, CA - Maggie Mine - 2

Calico, CA - Maggie Mine - 2

Calico, CA - Mining Display

Calico, CA - Mining Display

Calico, CA - Sheriff

Calico, CA - Sheriff

Calico, CA - Shoot-Out

Calico, CA - Shoot-Out

Calico, CA - Store

Calico, CA - Store

Calico, CA - Street

Calico, CA - Street

Calico, CA - Tank Sign

Calico, CA - Tank Sign

Calico, CA - Town View

Calico, CA - Town View

Calico, CA - Cemetery

Calico, CA - Cemetery

Calico, CA - Cemetery - 2

Calico, CA - Cemetery - 2

Calico, CA - Church

Calico, CA - Church