Bodie: A Ghost Town Since World War II, This Gold Boom Town Now Marks An Era Gone By


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Ghosts are still at home at Bodie State Historic Park, a ghost town left in arrested decay. Photo #12 by Wolfgang Staudt

Bodie mansion


Inside a Bodie “mansion.” It might not look like much, but it was pretty sweet in its day. Bodie is located in the eastern slopes of the Sierra, close to the Nevada border where it can be both extremely hot or cold. Home sweet home beats 100 mph winds sweeping through the valley. Photo #13 by Hot Flash Photography

This next account and photos from An Art Teacher In Denver

We decided to spend our day exploring Bodie State Historic Park, which is an hour and a half north of Mammoth Lakes, along the eastern gateway to Yosemite. Today, Bodie stands just as time, fire and the elements have left it - a genuine California gold mining ghost town. It is maintained in a star of "arrested decay."Bodie was reputed to have been the wildest town in the west - a gold mining town where 35 million dollars in gold was discovered from 1877 till 1888.

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