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Yermo in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Town of Calico

 
 
Town of Calico Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 16, 2006
1. Town of Calico Marker
Inscription. Centered about the “Town of Calico”, The Calico Mining District, which had a peak population of 3,000, produced between $13 and $20 million in silver and $9 million in borate minerals between 1881 and 1907. On April 6, 1881, several claims were located that formed the largest mine in the district, the Silver Queen. Profitable mining of silver in the area ceased in 1896.
 
Erected 1973 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with San Bernadino County, Regional Park Department (May 12, 1973). (Marker Number 782.)
 
Location. 34° 56.892′ N, 116° 51.904′ W. Marker is in Yermo, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from Ghost Town Road 4 miles north of Interstate 15. Touch for map. This marker is along the main street of Calico. Marker is in this post office area: Yermo CA 92398, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calico Lives Again (here, next to this marker); Lucy Bell Lane (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calico’s School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daggett (approx. 5.8 miles away);
Town of Calico Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 16, 2006
2. Town of Calico Marker
Daggett Garage (approx. 6 miles away); Forks of the Road (approx. 9 miles away); National Old Trails Hwy/Route 66 (approx. 9.5 miles away); Barstow Harvey House (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yermo.
 
Regarding Town of Calico. The town of Calico is part of the Calico Regional Park and is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 782).

Also see the nearby Calico Lives Again and Lucy Bell Lane markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Calicotown. (Submitted on August 21, 2008.)
2. Ghost Towns: Calico. (Submitted on August 22, 2008.)
 
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The Main Street of Calico image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 16, 2006
3. The Main Street of Calico
The Town of Calico image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 16, 2006
4. The Town of Calico
Miners Housing image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 16, 2006
5. Miners Housing
The miners would dig out the hill to create housing. These hillside homes would remain cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Relics of Chinese Housing image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 16, 2006
6. Relics of Chinese Housing
Calico Ghost Town image. Click for full size.
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7. Calico Ghost Town
Description on Postcard:
Nine miles East of Barstow, California
Four miles West of Yermo, off Highway 91
A general view of the largest silver producing camp in Southern California. 1881 - 1896. Population 1890-3,500. Over $68,000,000 in silver was taken from Calico. (This is a restoration project of Knott's Berry Farm.)
Town of Calico - 1931 image. Click for full size.
By Frasher Foto
8. Town of Calico - 1931
Calico, Calif.
A Ghost City of the Desert
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7, 8. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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