GHOST TOWNS IN CALIFORNIA

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Abandoned Cities, Towns and Settlements in California

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Hokokwito, California - Hokokwito (also, Hococwedoc and Hok-ok-wi-dok) is a former Miwok settlement in Mariposa County, California.[1] It was located opposite Yosemite Falls.

Hokokwito, California - Hokokwito (also, Hococwedoc and Hok-ok-wi-dok) is a former Miwok settlement in Mariposa County, California.[1] It was located opposite Yosemite Falls.

Hodson, California - Hodson is a former settlement in Calaveras County, California. It lay at an elevation of 971 feet (296 m), 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west-northwest of Copperopolis.[2] A post office operated at Hodson from 1898 to 1906, and again from 1915 to 1917.[2] The town was named in honor of J.J. Hodson, a copper mining financier.

Hodson, California - Hodson is a former settlement in Calaveras County, California. It lay at an elevation of 971 feet (296 m), 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west-northwest of Copperopolis.[2] A post office operated at Hodson from 1898 to 1906, and again from 1915 to 1917.[2] The town was named in honor of J.J. Hodson, a copper mining financier.

Norristown, California - Norristown, in Sacramento County, California or Hoboken was an ephemeral California Gold Rush settlement and steamboat landing on the American River.[1]:11,16 It was located on the south bank of the American River, four miles east of Sacramento on a road leading to the gold fields, that later became L Street, in the vicinity of what is now the California State University Sacramento.

Norristown, California - Norristown, in Sacramento County, California or Hoboken was an ephemeral California Gold Rush settlement and steamboat landing on the American River.[1]:11,16 It was located on the south bank of the American River, four miles east of Sacramento on a road leading to the gold fields, that later became L Street, in the vicinity of what is now the California State University Sacramento.

Hart, California - Hart was a short-lived gold mining town located in the Mojave desert, in San Bernardino County, California. It existed between 1908 and 1915, and was located on the northeastern edge of Lanfair Valley near the New York Mountains. The area is now in the Mojave National Preserve, directed by the National Park Service.

Hart, California - Hart was a short-lived gold mining town located in the Mojave desert, in San Bernardino County, California. It existed between 1908 and 1915, and was located on the northeastern edge of Lanfair Valley near the New York Mountains. The area is now in the Mojave National Preserve, directed by the National Park Service.

Hamilton Ghost Town, California - Hamilton is a former settlement in Butte County, California, United States, and was its first permanent county seat. It was located on the west side of the Feather River, 15 miles (24 km) downstream from Oroville.[1] John Bidwell discovered gold at Hamilton in 1848, and the settlement arose.[1] The place was named Hamilton in honor of the nephew of Alexander Hamilton who laid out the town.

Hamilton Ghost Town, California - Hamilton is a former settlement in Butte County, California, United States, and was its first permanent county seat. It was located on the west side of the Feather River, 15 miles (24 km) downstream from Oroville.[1] John Bidwell discovered gold at Hamilton in 1848, and the settlement arose.[1] The place was named Hamilton in honor of the nephew of Alexander Hamilton who laid out the town.

Haiwee,California - The settlement there began in 1864, as a waystop at Haiwai Meadows on the road between Visalia and the Owens Valley. The stop was run by a man named McGuire and his wife and young son. McGuire's wife and son were killed in an Indian attack while he was away on January 1, 1865.

Haiwee,California - The settlement there began in 1864, as a waystop at Haiwai Meadows on the road between Visalia and the Owens Valley. The stop was run by a man named McGuire and his wife and young son. McGuire's wife and son were killed in an Indian attack while he was away on January 1, 1865.

Ibex Spring - California- In 1881 two young miners, Frank Denning and Stanley Miller, discovered outcrops of silver and copper here, and for some unknown reason named their find the Ibex (Ibex are mountain goats native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, none of which are to be found within several thousand miles of this location, but the name persisted, now marking two mountains, a range of hills, two passes, a spring and a wash).

Ibex Spring - California Ghost Town

Hume - Hume was a logging town dedicated to cutting down redwoods for lumber. After the wood was cut, it was flumed 59 miles down the mountain to Sangor. It is rumored that people would ride the flume down off the mountain as was the case with a pregnant woman that needed medical attention. Hume was a tough place in the winter, but ideal in the summer.

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Herbertville - Herbertville had a population of several hundred people in its heyday.It was named after Reverend Lemuel Herbert,who was one of the owners of the pioneer Spring Hill Mine.Herbertville began in 1851 around the Jones and Davis mine.In 1852,W.P.Jones,Samuel Davis and S.G.hand filed claim to the land.Throughout the 1850s and into the 1860s the mines operated at Herbertville.

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Hector Station - Stage station on the Lundy Lake to Bodie stage route through northern Mono Basin.

Hector Station - California Ghost Town

Hayden Hill - Hayden Hill is located in very harsh country during the winter. The first gold was discovered there in 1869. The winters are so harsh that there is not much left but it is said that gold can still be discovered in the area today. The only problem is the difficulty in getting it out! Hayden Hill is located about 100 miles northeast of Redding off highway 299.

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Havilah - In early 1864 gold was discovered on Clear Creek. A mining town came to be: Havilah. Mining and trading interests in Los Angeles and San Francisco caused a road to be built from Los Angeles through Havilah, Visalia, and on to San Francisco. On April 12th 1866, it was voted on and decided at Havilah to form a new county: Kern. Before Kern County, this area was part L.A. County and part Tulare County.
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Havilah - California Ghost Town

Harrisburg - The Town is named after Death Valley miner Shorty Harris. He and friend Pete Auguereberry stake gold claims there in 1906, and very shortly a town was born. It grew to be home for several hundred other prospectors, but their homes were just tents. Within a few days of the original discovery, another claim started (which would soon become Skidoo), and everyone left.
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Harrisburg - California Ghost Town