Step Inside The Abandoned West Coast Town That’s Slowly Being Eaten Alive
The town of Saltdale, California has a rather unusual past. The town was established in 1914 to harvest salt form Koehn Dry Lake. In the first year of production, the company pumped out 20,000 tons of salt. The process involved pumping brine water, which over the course of two or three months would evaporate down to a flat sheet of salt. The plant was operated by approximately 70 people, who turned this area into the town of Saltdale, complete with modest homes and a post office. Yet the town wouldn’t last, and its demise is nothing short of fascinating.
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To learn more about the unique history of Saltdale, you can watch this brief YouTube video shared by Kern County of Old KCO:
What are your thoughts on this incredibly unique ghost town? Have you visited it before? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.