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  • James Hart

    Bodie Ghost Town - Photos and Pictures - Public Domain

  • Jessica Davis

    Bodie, California is one of the most famous ghost towns in America. In the 1870s gold diggers thronged the town in hopes of turning up instant wealth, building many mines. By the 1940s the gold had been exhausted, the last mine closed, and the town was abandoned. When the California State Parks Department took over Bodie in 1962, it initiated a program of “arrested decay,” maintaining the dilapidated structures just as they appeared during the gold rush.

  • Garou Loupservier

    Bodie: The Wild West’s Most Photogenic Ghost Town

  • Lauren Sheldon

    More Bodie California - This is really how it looks... An entire town abandoned after its Gold Mine Closed... An underground river was hit and the mine flooded... At the time it was too costly to Attempt to pump the river out... At today's Gold Prices am dwindling water resources... It may be Feasible...

  • M M

    The old mining settlement at Bodie in California is arguably America’s best preserved ghost town. Dating back to around 1859, Bodie is frozen in a state of “arrested decay”, looked after as a historic park but not restored to its original condition. Photo by Jon Sullivan

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The old mining settlement at Bodie in California is arguably America’s best preserved ghost town. Dating back to around 1859, Bodie is frozen in a state of “arrested decay”, looked after as a historic park but not restored to its original condition. This makes the town both authentic and mysterious, with original fixtures in the buildings left untouched since their occupiers deserted them. In essence, it is as though an entire community just disappeared.

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Bodie, California...a town frozen in time in a "state of arrested decay". This town was a mining town in the late 1800's and is now maintained by the California State Parks Systems. Bodie used to be a booming little town of nearly 10,000 people, that consisted of miners, families, robbers, store owners, prostitutes, and gunfighters. It was also reported at one time that there was 65 saloons in Bodie. Now Bodie is known as a Ghost town.

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what the interior of house in a gold mining ghost town looks like ~ Bodie State Historical Park, Bodie, CA