CALIFORNIA'S THIRD LARGEST CITY IS A GHOST TOWN!
California City, California is the state's third largest city and if you haven't heard of it, don't be alarmed... you're not stupid. California City is the infamous city that never happened!
The city was born as land speculation was high and
dreams were ambitious. California's population was booming in the
1960's and there was a rush to find everyone that slice of American living
complete with a car, a house, and a chicken in every pot.
Enter Nathan Mendelsohn who planned a haven for Californians who wished to
get away from the congestion of Los Angeles. Mendelsohn purchased
186.5 square miles of desert and brought in city planners who laid out
streets, parks, neighborhoods and industrial districts. California
City was ready for thousands of people to live there... the problem was,
no one was moving there.