LOCATION: Pine Barrens, NJ
Forsaken Calico, most elusive of the Lost Towns,
was found only after many persistent expeditions.   -- Henry C. Beck
Many of the Lost Towns still appear on modern maps. Some,
like Calico, are so forgotten that you won't even find
reference to them in
But some have claimed that it did exist, and that its fingerprints
can still be found somewhere amongst the whispering Pines.
The idea of wandering the Pine Barrens looking for such a place
is enough to get any ghosttowner excited. Any excuse to be in
the Pines gets me excited. The beauty of ghosttown letterboxes
is that the puzzle is real and provided by the past, and the
hider gets the thrill of solving it as well.
If, by chance, you come to the same conclusions and locations that
I did when I (presumably) found Calico, consider the following ...
From the southeast corner of the farmhouse foundation pit,
look for the twin tree 7 paces in a northerly direction. Thence,
proceed 20 paces at 104 degrees to the largest pine. Thence,
21 paces at 162 degrees thru a bit of a thicket (sorry :-))
to a short gnarled log on the ground.