"Bodie" Bodie by travelgirl3
Bodie Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 106 photos
So said a young girl when she learned her father had decided to move the family to Bodie so he could join the miners looking for his fortune. At one time, the town boasted 2 Churches, but 65 Saloons!
According to this sign:
"Gold was discovered here in 1859 by W.S. Bodey after whom the town was named. Once the most thriving metropolis of the Mono Country, Bodie's mines produced gold valued at more than 100 million dolllars. Tough as nails, "The bad man from Bodie" still carries his guns and Bowie knife down through the pages of Western history."
Well, there you have it. If you just dropped in to see Bodie, I hope you enjoyed your visit. If you were along for the full Road Trip, I hope your eyes were opened as much as mine were. It was a trip I'll never forget, and posting it here for you to enjoy has brought back a lot of memories.
In the words of John Muir, "These beautiful days enrich all my life. They do not exist as mere pictures...but live always."
Thanks for joining me.
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