ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

We saw miles of windmills on the way to Barstow

Unusual trees, I think they are called Joshua Trees

Calico Ghost Town Entrance

Calico Ghost Town

Our campsite

Jerry climbed way up to take this one

Ollie waiting on Jerry to come down, he is too old for...


We have arrived in Barstow, California. We left Coarsegold this morning and drove for about five hours. We will be staying here for a few days so we can check out the Calico Ghost Town.

Calico was developed in 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. Located at the side of towering King Mountain, the town was named for the variety of colors in the mountain that were "as purty as a gal's calico skirt." Calico boomed during 1881-1896; but the end came to the silver rush in 1896 and by 1904 Calico had become a ghost town.

More later from Barstow, California.

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