HISTORY TOUR SET FOR YULE RANDSBURG TO BE VISITED DEC. 11.
A desert historical society will offer tours of Randsburg, an 1890s mining town and ``living ghost town'' near Ridgecrest, in the fifth annual Christmas in Rand Camp.
Sponsored by the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert, the Dec. 11 event will include tours of historic homes in the morning, a Christmas carol sing-along at noon, and cider at Rose Cottage in the afternoon.
New this year will be photo slide presentations during the morning about some of the families that lived in the town around 1900.
The sing-along and concert will led by Dr. Jim Vaskov, playing an old pump organ at the town's Santa Barbara Church. Other historic buildings open for parts of the day include the Rand Communities Methodist Church.
Randsburg Museum will be reopening after its recent remodeling. Visitors can also shop at Randsburg antiques and craft stores.
Visitors can buy lunch in Randsburg or nearby Red Mountain.
Visitors, who must register by 10 a.m., will receive a map of the town with a schedule of activities.
Reservations are required because the tours always sell out, organizers said. People should call Bruce Wertenberger at (760) 375-2369 or Beverly or Ron Atkins at (76) 446-6700. Leave a message with name, phone number and number in your party.
Cost is $6 per person, payable at registration.
To reach Randsburg, take Highway 14 north from Mojave. The Randsburg turnoff is 17.5 miles from the Highway 58-Highway 14 junction at the north end of Mojave. Another 20 miles brings you into Randsburg.
Turn right at the stop sign onto Butte Avenue and register at Plum Cottage on the right, two houses before the fire station.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Nov 22, 2004|
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