13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sunset in Calico
Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population. The miners moved away abandoning the town. It became a "ghost town."
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||Nov. 22, 2015, 10:54 p.m.