The Suburb That Never Was

California City, California was designed to be the state's next great metropolis. But today it's hardly more than a dream. Geoff Manaugh reports on this modern-day ghost town.
April 19, 2010, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Though it was founded in 1958, California City never really caught on.

Manaugh writes, "Surrounded by a sprawling ghost-grid of empty streets scratched into the dust and gravel with nary a finished house in sight, California City is a labyrinth of meticulously named culs-de-sac-Oldsmobile Boulevard, Alpha Street, Planet Lane: a dream city that never quite happened."

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Published on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in GOOD Magazine
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