LA Times, Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
CERRO GORDO, Calif. — Some say ghosts walk the dusty streets of this abandoned silver-mining town.
With a murder a week in the 1860s and ’70s, bloodshed permeates its history.
Cerro Gordo, meaning “fat hill,” is an Old West settlement in the shadow of Mt. Whitney, on the eastern outskirts of Lone Pine. After the Civil War, it became “fat city” for silver miners, who shipped their diggings to Los Angeles…