California,  Ghost towns,  Mines,  Schools and Education

Calico

Established in 1881.

Largest silvermine in California, by the late 1800’s

More than 500 mines, and a population of 3,500 people.

In 1896 the government decided to regulate the price of silver, by introducing the “Silver Purchase Act”, witch made the mines unprofitable. The town of Calico was abandoned.

The remaining buildings were restored in the 1950’s

Highlights:

Schoolhouse

How to visit:

Calico is now a turist attraction, and open for the public.

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