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Oct 13, 2020 - Return Visit to Bodie Ghost Town

On Oct. 8th, Pete, I & friends Arnold & Jennifer took a day trip to Bodie Ghost Town in California. Pete & I have been there a few times, but Arnold & Jennifer had never been. The town is named after W.S Bodey (he hailed from Poughkeepsie, New York & discovered gold here in 1859). He died later in a blizzard & never got to see the town that was named after him. His final resting place is thought to be somewhere on the hill above the cemetery. Eventually the towns name came to be spelled "Bodie". In 1962, California State Parks purchased...

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Oct 24, 2017 - arrested decay

Over the years we have enjoyed visiting ghost towns, mostly in the western US where the dry climate is more likely to insure the survival of the odds and ends of daily life. Most of the time, these remnants result in great photographic opportunities, but require an overactive imagination such as I have to "see" what really went on in these deserted spots. In Bodie, no imagination was needed. Even though the last inhabitants left in the 1930's, so many buildings and so much of the mine and the activities that supported it still stand. It...

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May 25, 2013 - Bodie Ghost Town

Great place to see. 7 miles South of Bridgeport and 13 miles East of Hwy 395. The first 10 miles of Bodie Road are paved last 3 are washboard dirt and gravel. To research further check these web Sites: Photo's Wikipedia Bodie.com

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Jul 16, 2011 - Bodie

On my way south, I visit the Wildest Camp in the West, or rather the remains of Bodie - a genuine California gold mining ghost town. Only about five percent of the buildings it contained during its 1880s heyday still remain - it stands just as time, fire and the elements have left it. Designated a state historic park in 1962, it is now maintained in a state of "arrested decay". And now my comrades all are gone; Naught remains to toast. They have left me here in my misery, Like some poor wandering ghost.

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