Address Ballarat CA 93592, USA

The Western United States is full of ghost towns. If some of them, like Calico, are nowadays very popular with tourists, others are only known by backpackers, like Ballarat.

Founded in 1897 to supply the mines in the canyons of the Panamint Range, Ballarat was named by an Australian immigrant after the town of the same name in the state of Victoria. At its peak, it had a population of 500, seven saloons, three hotels, a railway station, a post office, a jail, a school and a morgue. The village died out when the mines closed. In the 1960s, Charles Manson and his “family” lived there. There are still traces of the infamous guru responsible for the death of Sharon Tate. Currently, only one person lives in Ballarat year round.

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