Re: Cerro Gordo closed for winter.

[ Follow Ups ] [ Death Valley Talk - Archive Set 4 ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Cecile on November 25, 2002 at 10:37:35:

In Reply to: Re: Cerro Gordo closed for winter. posted by DsrtWonder on November 25, 2002 at 04:45:18:

The town itself is closed, but you can drive through and explore elsewhere. Mike Patterson is the owner of Cerro Gordo. He and his wife Jody, who passed away last December, have lived there since 1984, and restored the town. It is considered the only bed and cook your own breakfast ghost town in the world. The 1871 American Hotel has been restored downstairs with dining hall and kitchen, but they do not serve meals there, it is available for banquets and such when the town is open. The Belshaw House is a two bedroom house complete with kitchen and bathroom,to rent nightly, and the Bunk House has kitchen and sleeping facilities, but no bathrooms, also available to rent. The Victor Beaudry general store is now the museum.

Cerro Gordo is famous for the silver that was discovered there. The trade back and forth between Cerro Gordo & Los Angeles is what turned LA into the town it is today. Names like Mortimer Belshaw, Victor Beaudry, Remi Nadeau, are associated with the early history of the town. Books with history:
From This Mountain-Cerro Gordo
by Robert C. Likes & Glenn R. Day
Ghost Towns & Mining Camps of California
by Remi Nadeau- (the great grandson of the original Remi)
The Silver Seekers by Remi Nadeau
The City Makers by Remi Nadeau

Follow Ups:

[ Follow Ups ] [ Death Valley Talk - Archive Set 4 ] [ FAQ ]