Monday, November 3, 2008

Calico Ghost Town....

Over the last four days the kids and I spent time with family during a family reunion. Saturday we went to Calico Ghost Town . Here is a sweet picture of all the young cousins together.

From bottom left to right is my Niece Mila, my Nephew Jake, my Son Vince, my Nephew Matt.

Top from left to right is my Nephew Jared, my Nephew Gabriel and my Daughter Bri.

Here are my lil' buckaroos !!!

Here is the old School House. The children and I took a special photo in the Old Timey Fashions as an early birthday gift to my hubby.

A Little History & Fun Pictures

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.

Today the historic silver mining town lives on as one of the few original Old West mining camps. One-third of Calico's original structures still stand; the remaining buildings have been carefully reconstructed to capture the Old West spirit.
We Walked Main Street and experienced the life of the townspeople; saw the blacksmith shop, the old school house ( Which was unfortunately closed), and climbed the sides of the hilltops where the mines were.

The big boys ventured out on their own through the silver mines.

We also saw how the Chinese cooks and help lived back in the time. It was sad to see the dirt floors and rock walls. We also took a dirt bath in a Chinese tub.


  1. I just love these photos! I am glad you had a great time.

    Love you


  2. I love the way the pics look in the that what that is??
    Very nice and creative,looked real fun too.

  3. What fun! I've visited Wallace, Idaho, where it isn't a ghost town, but they have a small tourist industry based around the old silver mine and a certain unreputable house where women worked that was one of the longest running of those kind...

    I love seeing all the old buildings. That would be so much fun with kids.

  4. Love, love LOVE these pictures, but even more, I love all of you!