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Occupied Historic Town
Ballarat is located at the foot of the infamous Panamint Mountains along the Western edge of Death Valley, and has been called home by some of the worlds most intriguing characters like, Seldom Seen Slim and gunman “Jim” Sherlock. The town was named after an Australian boom town from the 1800’s. The Ballarat post office was established in 1897; however there were residents here long before the post office arrived. Because of its location, Ballarat quickly became the supply and staging town for many mining camps and claims within the Panamint.
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