Let’s be honest. Seattle and the surrounding area has another housing crisis currently. Even houses in my area are being sold over asking price, and are selling within days of being posted. It’s nuts! I read a couple of articles about the ghost town of Cerro Gordo (loosely translated from Spanish as Fat Hill)
Why Buy A House When You Can Buy The Town?
If I had some financially savvy friends, I would seriously consider gathering an investment group together to purchase the ghost town of Cerro Gordo. I have several enterprises to launch while still protecting the historical nature of the town. There are ghost hunters, history lovers, hikers, explorers, and geocachers that would certainly look at the purchase as a win-win.
My mind is on fire with the possibilities alone! I guess I’m a dreamer. Maybe I could retire here as a curator, tour director, and overall custodian.
Here’s a description of the town.
Cerro Gordo provides the rare opportunity to own your own Ghost Town and Mining Operation. For those looking to acquire a piece of American West, Cerro Gordo is for you.
The townsite has 24,000 square feet of buildings remaining. including the incredibly historic hotel, the Belshaw bunkhouse, hoist house, super intendents house – nearly 22 buildings in all. The property expands over 300 acres of patented mining claims.
Held by the same family for decades and only available for purchase now. The site has been extremely well protected from diggers. artifact looters and Mother Nature herself. Restoration has been undertaken on most of the buildings. and the rest are in a state of protected arrested decay.
The site is historic as the first major mining camp south of the Sierra Nevada. Cerro Gordo is a privately-owned Mining Town located in the Owens Valley near Lone Pine, California. The town was the silver thread to Los Angeles, being partially responsible for its growth and economic development.
Can you imagine it? You owning an entire town? Granted, it’s literally in the middle of nowhere (Death Valley area), but HEY! At least you’d be owning a house plus acreage. Why Buy A House When You Can Buy The Town? What you would do first? I would reach out to American West lovers, hiking clubs, and more. AirBnB to attract out of state interest in the area. I would continue the walking tours. Perhaps set up a ghost hunting trip or two. I would touch base with the Geocaching Community for setting up a GeoTour or an event. Like I said, my head has steam coming from it.
What would you do if owned a town? This is literally SIMS brought to life!
As always, be good like you should, and if you can’t be good … be good at what you do!
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