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