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Calico Ghost Town

Posted by
Bill Brown (California, United States) on 24 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Oh no, not another ghost town! Well...Calico was developed in 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. It boomed during 1881-1896; but the end came to the silver rush in 1896 and by 1904 Calico had become a ghost town. In 1951, Walter Knott, founder of Knott's Berry Farm, purchased the town and began restoring it to its original condition referencing old photographs. In 1966, Knott donated the town to San Bernardino County, and Calico became a county regional park. It is located off Interstate 15, 3 miles from Barstow, Ca.

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StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Really like what you did here,like a sketch/drawing...very seen ghost towns in my younger days traveling on freight trains across the rocky mountains..brings back many memories...lovely work

24 Oct 2009 1:16pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks for viewing! I appreciate your comments.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Have to agree, excellent post processing.

24 Oct 2009 4:47pm

@Curly: Thank you!

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull gravure, great details

24 Oct 2009 6:48pm

@Veronelle: Thank you!

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Fantastic treatment--it looks sooooo old. LOVE IT!

24 Oct 2009 9:31pm

@Amanda: Thank you, Amanda!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is incredible! Such a great photo of this wonderful looking place.

25 Oct 2009 4:10am

@Steve Rice: Thank you!

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Excellent post work Bill! You portrayed the era.

29 Oct 2009 1:43am

@LCImagery: Thank you!

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I really enjoyed thumbing through all these photos, Bill.. (I was going backwards though..) that's why this comment is out of sequence...

3 Nov 2009 8:15pm

@Earnest: No problem! I'm pleased that you have enjoyed my work. Ask you have seen, my main focus is landscape and nature.