High Desert Memories - A Hometown Journal Commemorating Ridgecrest California
Johannesburg is a small mining town that has celebrated large growth and then almost total recession. As a station to the railroad which served the other mining communities in the area it grew quickly. As the other mining communities gained their own mills and supply lines Johannesburg stopped growing. It had a fully developed water system and many of the businesses necessary to support the miners and millers that came to the area during the Gold boom years. For more history and information about Johannesburg go Here & Here.
The Railroad station in its heydays
And heres a crew to tear it down.
Here its being torn down and removed. Some houses were built from its wood
. . . . . and heres whats left!