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Randberg, California - Ghostown near Tehachapi

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM

It's nice to get away from Los Angeles. We visited the old mining town of Randsburg, Ca - in the Mohave desert  (circa 1865) -now a weekend spot that brings mostly bikers. Sakai had once considered buying property around here to build his studio. Randsberg was found during the gold rush and when the rush ended, it turned into a ghost town that it is now.  We stopped for a beer at the Joint. We were the only customers but we enjoyed talking to the owners about the history of the town. Then walked around the town a bit. Some souvenir shops for bikers. Most of the antique shops had stuff donated by the miners before leaving town but were closed during the weekday.  It was hard to imagine, this place was more populated than Los Angeles at one time.  I want to come back here again, maybe to pick up an old lamp.

Categories: Tehachapi Ranch Life

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