LPA Field Trip to Randsburg, Feb 15 2015


The LPA invites you to participate in a field trip to Randsburg on February 15, 2015.  Randsburg is a "living ghost town" only an hour away from Lancaster.  Gold was discovered in 1895 with the first post office opening in 1896.  After the gold and other metals played out the town population shrank to about 69 residents by 2010.  Many of the old buildings are still standing and, while many have been converted to serve tourists, main street looks much as it did 100 years ago.  There is a general store/ice cream parlor, antique stores, art galleries, a mining museum, church, and an old jail. Off main street are many period houses as well as iconic outhouses.  Today's Randsburg is a haven for eclectic personalities as well as dirt bikers and tourists.  For more information check the internet at http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ca/randsburg.html.

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Our outing in Randsburg will begin in front of the White House Saloon at 10:30 for a group photo.  In addition, if you're interested, join us for the LPA's Sunday Breakfast at Carrow's restaurant on the corner of K and 17th St. West at 7:30 a.m.  For lunch the Randsburg General Store serves a menu of food but you might want to bring snack food in case they're closed for some reason.  Within a week following the field trip we ask participants to send a couple of your favorite photos to our coordinator for possible inclusion in the LPA web site and monthly newsletter.  Our coordinator for this field trip is Glenn Olson who can be contacted at (661) 816-8278 or glenn@glenn-olson.com.

You can look up the directions on the internet or just head north on Hwy 14 (which turns NNE at the north end of Mojave).  About a mile past the Jawbone Canyon Ranger Station (on the left) you'll take a right onto Redrock Randsburg Rd.  Another 20 miles and you're there.  Cell phone servicein the area is spotty but you can try calling our coordinator if you have any problems.

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