CA: Mystery buyer just purchased entire ghost town Eagle Mountain for $22.5 million

Source: SFGate

“A road diverges in the yellow flats along the outer rim of Joshua Tree National Park. The two lanes in the middle of the desert peel off Interstate 10, about an hour and a half from Palm Springs. They break at the entrance to Eagle Mountain, a ghost town in the California desert that has attracted continuous attention since its untimely end in 1983. Unlike other California ghost towns, Eagle Mountain never truly died. Now, an unknown buyer has purchased the town to add a new chapter to its storied history. Formerly a company town for Kaiser Steel, Eagle Mountain provided a palm tree-studded oasis for some 4,000 residents. Most were employed by the mine. … At the mine’s peak, they broke records for daily production levels, but it only took a few years of poor outcomes for the mine to shutter, evicting the population.” (05/21/23)