Ballarat dates back to the 1890s, when gold was discovered in the Panamint mountains. It was an oasis for thirsty prospectors. Today, only a few ruined foundations remain, most made of adobe.
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It was founded in 1896 as a supply point for the mines in the canyons of the Panamint Range. A quarter-mile to the south is Post Office Springs, a reliable water source used since the 1850s by prospectors and desert wanderers. George Riggins, a young immigrant from Australia, gave Ballarat its name when he proposed it should be named for Ballarat, Victoria, in the heart of Australia’s gold country.
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