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Better RVing: Destination – Calico, Calif.

From the bloggers at Better RVing.

Located just off I-15 in Yermo, about 145 miles away from both Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Calico, Calif., is a trip back in time between two modern-day playgrounds.

A silverstrike boomtown, Calico sprung up virtually overnight in 1881. Located in modern day San Bernardino County, the colors of the mountain are every bit as beautiful now as they were the day an anonymous prospector called them, “as purty as a gal’s calico skirt.”

Like many other Old West boomtowns, Calico experienced a boisterous but short-lived heyday. By 1904 only tumbleweeds and ghosts walked the streets. Today, Calico lives on as a historic glimpse into frontier lore. Many of the original buildings still stand, while others have been carefully reconstructed to preserve their frontier mystique.

To read the full story by Better RVing, click here.

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