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May 25, 2006 - 7th Day - North from Bakersfield CA

May 25th 2006 - Thursday We started the day with a walk through the restored Ghost Town of Calico. We also stopped at a Museum of the Borax 20 Mule Team. This is an interesting piece of American history. Calico. Once a bustling Silver Mining Town, producing $86 million in silver and $45 million in borax from over 500 mines, such as the legendary Silver King, Oriental and Bismarck. In 1881 there was a population of 40. By 1887 there were 1,200 "citizens", 22 saloons, China Town and a red light district. We saw the original school house but...

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