Calico Ghost Town
Title:
Calico Ghost Town
Calico California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Nine miles East of Barstow, California, Four miles West of Yermo, off Highway 91. A general view of the largest silver producing camp in Southern California, 1881-1996. Population 0890-03,500. Over $68,000,000 in silver was taken from Calico. (This is a restoration project of Knott's Berry Farm)


"The Tram", Caico Ghost Town
Title:
"The Tram", Caico Ghost Town
Calico California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Four miles West of Yermo, Nine miles East of Barstow This mining camp was the largest silver producer in Southern California - over 86,000,000 dollars in silver. This is a restoration project of San Bernadino Parks Dept.



Corral, Pack Burros, Calico Ghost Town
Title:
Corral, Pack Burros, Calico Ghost Town
Calico California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Max Mahan Nine miles East of Barstow, Four Miles West of Yermo off Highway 91 The Maggie Mining Co.,, Commissary, Bottle House, Hank's Hotel, Miners' shacks and ruins of Chinatown in the background. The most famous and largest silver producing mine in Southern California. This is a restoration project of San Bernadino County Parks Dept.


Calico Ghost Town
Title:
Calico Ghost Town
Calico California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Rock and gem shop - this lapidary shop was the assay office. This mining camp was the largest silver producer in Southern California - over $86,000,000 in silver. (This is a restoration project of Knotts Berry Farm)



Calico Ghost Town
Title:
Calico Ghost Town
Calico California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Four miles west of Yerma, nine miles east of Barstow. Interior view of Lane's General store. This is actually one of the original buildings. This mining camp was the largest silver producer in Southern California - over $86,000,000 in silver. (This is a restoration project of Knotts Berry Farm.)


Main Street at Calico
Title:
Main Street at Calico
Calico California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Calico is located near the desert town of Yerma, the "Gateway to the Calicos." Calico was discovered in the spring of 1881 by Frank Mecham, his uncle, Doc Yager and two deputy sheriffs, Tom Warden and Hue Thomas. They named their find "The King Mine" after Sheriff King, uncle of Walter Knott, who grubstaked the party. The vain was noticed some time before by Lafayette Mecham, father of Frank, who was looking for a horse stolen by Indians. It was Charles Mecham, a brother to Frank, who struck a pick into horn silver while on a trip with the discovery party. When the price of silver went down the mines closed down as it did not pay to dig the ore out. Calico is one camp that the silver never played out



Main Street, Calico, California
Title:
Main Street, Calico, California
Calico California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Merle Porter Unlike other Western Silver Camps, Calico is one that was never worked out. With the drop in the price of silver the camp kept going with borax. One story is that the town was named by a miner, Shorty Peabody, who offered a toast "Let's name her Calico boys, she's as purty as a gal's calico dress!" From the district over $80 million in silver was taken out with the Silver King credited as having produced $10 million. As a western mining town Calico was remarkable for law and order. The first mining claim was filed on April 7, 1881, but mining had taken place for some time....M.P. Photo-color by Merle Porter


Maggie Mine
Title:
Maggie Mine
Calico California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Some time before Calico, the town, was named, the district was known as the Calico Hills, due to coloring of the soil and rocks. The miners called a meeting to name the town. Gathering around the traditional keg of refreshments, names of Buena Vista, Calico, Silver Gulch and Silvery Canyon were suggested, but when Shorty Peabody offered a toast "lets name her Calico boys, Shes as purty as a gal's calico dress," Calico became a town in name. H. Hartman and M. Lawrence filed the first claims on March 26, 1881 but mining had been going on some time before this date. Silver was found as far away as Goldstone, now in the Camp Irwin area



Maggie Mine
Title:
Maggie Mine
Calico California (CA), Chrome PM 188-1

Description:
Some time before Calico, the town, was named, the district was known as the Calico Hills, due to coloring of the soil and rocks. The miners called a meeting to name the town. Gathering around the traditional keg of refreshments, names of Buena Vista, Calico, Silver Gulch and Silver Canyon were suggested, but when Shorty Peabody offered a toast "lets name her Calico boys, Shes as purty as a gal's calico dress," Calico became a town in name. H. Hartman and M. Lawrence filed the first claims on March 26, 1881 but mining had been going on some time before this date. Silver was found as far away as Goldstone, now in the Camp Irwin area


Calico Saloon
Title:
Calico Saloon
Calico California (CA), Real Photo unused



Calico ghost town
Title:
Calico ghost town
Calico California (CA), Real Photo unused


Calico Saloon
Title:
Calico Saloon
Calico California (CA), Real Photo





Total: 12 Items