Saturday, March 08, 2008

Calico Ghost Town Now and Then

Today's post is of the Calico Ghost Town just outside of Yerma California. This promotional photo shows how the back of the town looked after Walter Knott restored the town. It's a very dry and barren land with not much foliage. Presumably, this father and son are having a great time gazing out toward the center of town. Father is explaining the place to his son who is actually interested in the town's history.

Today, the same view of the bridge. The buildings look rebuilt to me. McCulloch's doesn't seem to be made of adobe, and there's some detail work that has changed. But the view is pretty much the same as it has been for years. Tumble weeds have sprouted up, and the dry, barren land looks just a little less dry and barren.

Visit the Calico Ghost Town website here.


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