California ghost town for sale

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CERRO GORDO, Calif. (CNN) — A million dollars doesn’t buy much in many California cities, but it could get you a whole town. This one, though, is the definition of a true fixer-upper.

Considering housing prices in California, it may seem like quite the deal.

An entire town is on the market for the bargain price of $925,000.

Cerro Gordo would actually make the perfect movie set for a Western, as the ghost town dates back to the 1860s, when it was a prominent silver producer.

Twenty-two buildings are still up on 300 acres of land sitting south of the Sierra Nevada.

The abandoned mining town has been owned by one family for decades — and their real estate agent says they are ready to sell.

Prospective buyers might like this tidbit of history on Cerro Gordo: It was truly the Wild West with a murder a week during its heyday.

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