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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