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Drive this 2 mile loop for a tour through the remnants of a “model” mining community, which passed into virtual oblivion when the Pacific Coast Coal Company abandoned its operations here in the late 1820s.

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The company, which owned the town, paved the streets, installed a sewerage and drainage system, and on occasion repainted the houses, which were rented at an average of $14 monthly. At one time 300 were employed in the mines; the town maintained soccer and baseball teams, and there were several fraternal organizations and societies. A large community hall, a store, a school building, and long rows of chocolate-painted picket fences...

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Carbonado School Gymnasium