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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bodie CA, in Style

Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1875, a mine cave-in revealed pay dirt, which led to purchase of the mine by the Standard Company in 1877. People flocked to Bodie and transformed it from a town of a few dozen to a boomtown.

Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay." Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of "arrested decay". Today this once thriving mining camp is visited by tourists, howling winds and an occasional ghost.

Some truly unique photos of Bodie Ghost Town will be found here. Have a long look!

This one is of the giant wheel at the trail that leads down from the parking lot. I shot this last year and decided to make it a sepiatone shot.

The Bodie firehouse...

The Bodie firehouse in sepiatone.

A glass front home in Bodie.

In sepiatone.

Bodie Points the way... The weather vane seems to be pointing the way to the moon.

For more info about Bodie, click these:
Bodie State Historic Park
Bodie, CA