Bodie – America’s Best Ghost Town!

Methodist Church

Building with Saw Blade

Fire Station with Bell

False Front Building

Wagon Wheel

Bodie’s Gold Mine

Gold Pan at Town’s Entrance

Bodie’s Historical Marker

Bodie is America’s best and most authentic ghost town!  It is located on a high desert plateau north of Mono Lake, California.  Walking down the dusty streets is like taking a step back through time.  Buildings and their contents are preserved exactly as they were when the gold rush ended.  Bodie is now a California State Park.  Because of the tough climate, it is best to visit in summer or early Fall.

During its peak in the late 1800s, Bodie’s mines produced $100 million in gold.  Lawlessness was rampant – gunfights and stagecoach holdups were frequent events.  Saloons outnumbered churches 65 to 2.  All supplies had to be transported to the town’s remote location.  Despite the hardships, people stayed until the gold ran out.  Now people come from around the world to see what life was like in the old Wild West.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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