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Randsburg Ghost Town
Location: Kern County, off
the US Highway 395, CA
Description of Randsburg Ghost Town
Randsburg Ghost Town is situated in Kern County, off the US Highway 395 in California
in United States. It is one of the most spectacular abandoned
settlements in South- West United States. The settlement of Randsburg was found in 1895
around gold mines. At its height Randsburg numbered 2500 residents. Town's history is
common in region. The Yellow Aster Mine bought rights on mining in the hills
making its owners Charles Burcham, John Singleton and Frederick Mooers
millionaires. Others were not so lucky. After over 20 million in gold were
extracted from the ground Randsburg's residents moved on elsewhere.
Technically speaking Randsburg is not a complete ghost town. Parts of the
settlements are still inhabited. However today
only few dozen remain in Randsburg and run general store and a surviving saloon.
The first post office at Randsburg opened in 1896.
Randsburg has an influx of tourism throughout the
year. Most visitors arrive between Fall and Spring due to the
extreme heat of the summer. The annual Western Days Celebration
starts in the third weekend of September, where the town hosts
events such as gun fights, panning for gold, live bands, dances, and
vendors. During Thanksgiving and New Year's Day weekend, road
enthusiasts visit the town's legal trail. Shops in Randsburg are
usually closed for weekdays, only open during weekends for tourists.