Any West World fans out there??? There’s an entire town for sale on a dusty little patch of land between Death Valley and Sequoia National Park in California and for only $925,000 you can own a piece of the historic American West.
Cerro Gordo, founded in 1867, was once the state’s largest producer of silver and lead, with a toll road built from the town to Los Angeles. The LA Times reports Cerro Gordo was as true to Wild West stereotypes with a murder a week during its hayday but was practically deserted by1888.
If you’re just a lookyloo and want to check the property out, walking tours of the property are available until it’s sold. I hope the person that buys this does something awesome:
“Cerro Gordo provides the rare opportunity to own your own Ghost Town and Mining Operation. For those looking to acquire a piece of American West, Cerro Gordo is for you.
The townsite has 24,000 square feet of buildings remaining. including the incredibly historic hotel, the Belshaw bunkhouse, hoist house, super intendents house – nearly 22 buildings in all. The property expands over 300 acres of patented mining claims.
Held by the same family for decades and only available for purchase now. The site has been extremely well protected from diggers. artifact looters and Mother Nature herself. Restoration has been undertaken on most of the buildings. and the rest are in a state of protected arrested decay.
The site is historic as the first major mining camp south of the Sierra Nevada. Cerro Gordo is a privately-owned Mining Town located in the Owens Valley near Lone Pine, California. The town was the silver thread to Los Angeles, being partially responsible for its growth and economic development.”
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