Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese
Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns were vital to the silver mining operation.
Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns were vital to the silver mining operation.

Legends & History


Legends of California are in my opinion the best stories on this entire site. I mean come on where else can you discover stories about missing treasure, ghost camels, cursed totem poles, and ships lost in the desert? Well you can find them all right here in the great state of California! In this section you'll find some amazing, and in a few cases, hard to believe California Legends. Additionally some of the lesser known and more bizarre history of California is featured here as well ranging from the U.S. attempts at having a camel corps in the 1800s to Japanese attacks on California during World War II and even to the amazing journey of Elmer McCurdy's corpse!

The Alibi Clock The Attack on Goleta Battle of Los Angeles Camels of the American West The Corpse of Elmer McCurdy Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns The Curse of the Livermore Totem Pole Dark Watchers Galilee The Giant Steer of Buttonwillow The Head of John Muir Houdini Mansion Longest Burning Light Bulb in the World Lost Ship of the Desert Maze Stone Mugu Rock Muroc Maru San Miguel Island State of Jefferson The Terrible Curse of Griffith Park William Waddell's Arm