Calico Mountain Mines

Calico Mountain Mines (HMY42)

Location: Barstow, CA 92311 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 53.938', W 117° 1.48'

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Mining the Mojave

April 6, 1881, S.C. Warden, Hues Thomas and John C. King located claims on Calico Mountain and named it the Silver King Mine. Below there, the tow of Calico grew from 100 people in the spring of 1882 to over 1,200 at the peak of the rush.

There were no less than 46 mines near Calico, like the Waterloo, Bismarc, Oriental, Garfield and Burning Moscow.

The falling price of silver shut down the mines by 1896. They had produced between $13,000,000 and $20,000,000 worth of silver.

Calico burned to the ground in the fall of 1883 and was rebuilt, but was vacated in the 1930's. It remained derelict until 1950 when Walter Knott converted the ghost town into a tourist attraction.

The Postmaster, Jim Stacy, found a dog in 1883 that he named Dorsey. He became famous in a book, song and movie when he learned to carry the mail from Calico to Bismarck in bags on his back.
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HM NumberHMY42
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByBarstow's Main Street Mural Project
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 1:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 497746 N 3861839
Decimal Degrees34.89896667, -117.02466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.938', W 117° 1.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 56.28" N, 117° 1' 28.80" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 239 E Main St, Barstow CA 92311, US
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I love these mines.the area is beautiful...

Jan 5, 2015 at 2:53am PST by dgafchikk

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