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"The Ghosttown of Bodie (California)" United States of America Off The Beaten Path Tip by sim1

  The ghostt town of Bodie
by sim1

Not a lot of people visit this place, but it is really worth while. Bodie is a real Ghost Town : there is no MacDonalds, no tourist trinkets, no motels, one bathroom and no paved road to get there on. Bodie is an old mining town which had it's heydeys during 1880. As many as 12,000 people lived here during that time. Mining actually continued till the 1930's.

Today, it stands just as time, fire, and the elements have left it : a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. When you walk through this town, you look at the houses, shops, and saloons. All the furniture still there, only with a thick layer of can just imagine how it must have been in the past.

You can find Bodie in California, but it is on the other side of the Sierra Nevada, close to the town of Bridgeport. If you have any chance to visit Bodie : Go there!

Take a look at my Bodie page for more photos and info.


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  • Updated Mar 2, 2005
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