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A damaged statue stands at a grave in the cemetery at Ballarat.
Ballarat is a ghost town located in the Panamint Valley near Death Valley National Park. The town was established in 1897. Ballarat served prospectors and miners working in the nearby Panamint mountain range. At its height it had 400-500 residents, but by 1917 the Ballarat was mostly abandoned. In one of the abandoned buildings is graffiti rumored to have been placed there by murderer Charles Manson sometime in the 1960s when Manson and the “Manson Family” lived at a nearby ranch. Ballarat was also the location for a scene from the movie Easy Rider. Today, only a few buildings remain, along with a cemetery which includes the grave of prospector Charles Ferge, also known as Seldom Seen Slim.
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- © 2016 John L. Dengler
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