Mojave Desert Miners


 

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With temperatures soaring to 110 degrees in the summer and falling to 10 degrees in the winter, the life of a miner was difficult

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One of the largest silver deposits in California was discovered in the Mojave Desert in 1881 and the town of Calico boomed.

Calico Ghost Town is now a popular regional park. One underground silver mine and several of the 19th century buildings still exist and visitors can go back in time for an afternoon or weekend.