July 21, 2011

Calico Ghost Town + giveaway winner

Last Sunday, we went to Calico Ghost Town, one of Southern California's greatest producers of silver in the  late 1880s.

With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver over a 12-year span.

When silver lost its value in the mid 1890s, the miners abandoned the place and it became a ghost town. Walter Knott (yes, the creator of Knott's Berry Farm!) purchased Calico in the 1950s and restored its buildings to look as they used to, originally.

There are lots of stores and activities to do. The picture below is the town's old school.

A peek through its window.

The view is amazing!

We took a little tour on Maggie's Mine and a ride on the Calico-Odessa railway.

We had a great time there :). If you're going, too, put on a hat, comfy shoes and get ready to walk uphill!

And the giveaway winner is :) ...

Teryn!!! :D
Congrats! I'll be sending your goodies soon! ;)

Thank you all for participating and telling me what your favorite word in English was!

Have a fun day!


Anonymous said...

YAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!! I was scrolling down enjoying all the ghost town pictures and totally didn't expect to see myself as the winner at the bottom. I actually gasped! =) I'm so excited - Thank you Miki, you're the best!

Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

Ohh, visiting an actual ghost town! That is ridiculously exciting! <3 The buildings are so gorgeous!

Lost in the Haze

Laura said...

Lovely photos Miki! Looks like you both had a splendid time! :)

Chrissy said...

Love the pics and they remind me of when I was there with my parents about 20 years, am I really that old....eeek! Hugs xxx

Rose said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit! Dont like the sound of the uphill walking though haha ;)


Oh, My Darling said...

Ooh, supercool scenery.

Corina said...

Cool place!
I'd like to visit it soon ;)
Congrats to the the giveaway winner!
Have you all a nice weekend

Chantele Cross-Jones said...

Glad your having so much fun in the states and you are def settled in now. I got your parcel by the way! Thank you soooo much! I love it all. I am hopefully back to blogging now, but am still super super busy!

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