Calico Ghost Town Christmas Festival

In Today's Kim's Adventure We're at the Calico Ghost Town Christmas Festival. Located right off the Interstate 15 in Yermo California. There are giant letters spelling out "calico" inviting visitors to the site. The town itself dates back to 1881 when it was a silver mining operation. The town was named after the color of the mountain peaks just above. Within a few short years there were mines dotting the whole hillside with over a thousand people residing there. But when the price of silver crashed, Calico was abandoned and quickly turned into a ghost town. In 1954, Walter Knott's of Knott's Berry Farm fame acquired the property with the intention of restoring it back to it's former glory. The idea was to market the Calico Ghost Town as a theme park, but for whatever reason, he sold it to San Bernardino County in 1966. Today, calico operates as a regional park that offers camping, outdoor activities and of course access to the ghost town. But what brings the Kim's here is for t

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