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How volunteers are preserving state history at Calico Ghost Town in San Bernardino CountyNovember 22, 2019
CALICO GHOST TOWN REGIONAL PARK
Volunteers with Corral 14, Corral 66, the Friends of Regional Parks and Calico concessionaires work on wagons at Calico Ghost Town on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Jeanette Hayhurst)
By Sandra Emerson | email@example.com
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When prospectors traveled to the Calico mining camp hoping to strike it rich during the silver rush of the 1880s, they didn’t get there by car.
Many took wagons.
While not all original, the wagons and buggies on display at Calico Ghost Town, now a San Bernardino County regional park in Yermo, are cracking and decaying due to harsh desert weather.
To help, Calico shop operators, parks officials and volunteers with Equestrian Trails Incorporated, Corral 14 in Palmdale, Corral 66 in Barstow and Friends of Regional Parks are working to…