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Ghost Town For Sale. Must Hike In.

A California mining town is for sale on Craigslist. Liquor license included!

by: April Cumming

This could all be yours.
This could all be yours.

Gold, beer, and good times. That’s what Seneca, a remote ghost town tucked 100 miles northwest of Lake Tahoe, was known for in its heyday. Now, it’s for sale on Craigslist. For just $225,000, you can lay claim to this 12-acre gold mining town, complete with three rustic cabins and a bar called the “Gin Mill” that comes with its own liquor license.

The future owner of Seneca should probably plan on hiking quite a bit and being entirely self-sufficient. The posting warns that the town is "extremely remote" and "access is weather dependent." Seneca has no utilities on-site and all water is pumped in from a nearby river. “The area isn’t suitable for anyone in shaky health,” the ad warns.

On the bright side, there's gold in these hills. Settlers discovered gold in the area in 1851, and within no time, a mining boomtown sprung up. The largest gold nugget ever found there was in 1942. It weighed 42 ounces and, at the time, was worth $28,000.

So for those of you who have always wanted an investment property near Tahoe, act fast!

(via Huffington Post)



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