I have been dying to go to the Calico cemetery to read the gravestones but it was closed today. Instead, we parked in the bottom lot and walked up to town. Calico is one of just a few remaining original mining towns in the west. It is also the exact half way point between Las Vegas and Oceanside, so it makes for an ideal pit stop for us. One thing I like about Calico is you always notice something you didn’t see before so it is still interesting, even though we have stopped here a few times over the past year.
I would have loved to witness it in 1881, when the town brought in over 130 million dollars in mining revenue. That is equivalent to 2.5 billion today. With that kind of money I am surprised that the person offering “full scrubs” in the bath tub wasn’t charging more.