Calico Ghost Town – a ghost town without ghosts
Calico Ghost Town is located in the Mojave Desert in the San Bernadino County in southern California. Off Interstate 15 you can already read the characters “CALICO”.
A schoolboy explored some silver whereupon the town in the course of the silver mining was founded. There were more than 500 mines and the population was at approximately 1.200 people.
Bombay Beach – the abandoned town
Bombay Beach is located on the east coast of the Salton Sea, in the Sonoran Desert in the Imperial County, California, and marks the southern end of the San Andreas Fault. With its location of 223ft (68m) below sea level, Bombay Beach is the lowest city of the United States.
Bombay Beach used to be a really famous resort in the 1950’s and 60’s. The visitors swam in the sea, did some waterskiing, went golfing during the day and to the party in the Yacht Club at night.