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ambrotype of a California gold mining town ca 1860 - Metropolitan Museum of Art Photography Collection

ambrotype of a California gold mining town ca 1860 - Metropolitan Museum of Art Photography Collection

The Goat Carriages, Coney Island, N.Y. photographed by the Detroit Publishing Company in 1904 on 8x10 glass plate negative.

The Goat Carriages, Coney Island, N.Y. photographed by the Detroit Publishing Company in 1904 on 8x10 glass plate negative.

Placerville, California, 1866, during the gold rush era of El Dorado County. Want to see our top historical spots to visit? Go to: www.visit-eldorado.com

Placerville, California, 1866, during the gold rush era of El Dorado County. Want to see our top historical spots to visit? Go to: www.visit-eldorado.com

Men busy mining. Date unknown. Photographer unknown. Collection of Oakland Museum of California.

Men busy mining. Date unknown. Photographer unknown. Collection of Oakland Museum of California.

Sutter's Mill was a sawmill owned by 19th century pioneer John Sutter in partnership with James W. Marshall. It was located in Coloma, California. Sutter's Mill is most famous for its association with the California Gold Rush. On January 24, 1848, Marshall found several flakes of gold that began the transformation of California from a sleepy outpost to a bustling center of activity. Sutter tried to keep the discovery secret, but eventually the word got out.

Sutter's Mill was a sawmill owned by 19th century pioneer John Sutter in partnership with James W. Marshall. It was located in Coloma, California. Sutter's Mill is most famous for its association with the California Gold Rush. On January 24, 1848, Marshall found several flakes of gold that began the transformation of California from a sleepy outpost to a bustling center of activity. Sutter tried to keep the discovery secret, but eventually the word got out.

The old mining settlement at Bodie in California. 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.

Bodie Ghost Town: Spectres, Curses and "Arrested Decay"

The old mining settlement at Bodie in California. 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.

GHOST TOWN: BODIE, CALIFORNIA - Hold on to your hat because today we’re going to talk about Bodie, California - a ghost town that many people claim is filled with real live ghosts! Live ghosts? Well, you get my drift! It’s a ghost town with ghosts and a good old-fashioned curse and everything!  Read all about Bodie in my blog today! #wildwest #history #travel

Ghost Town: Bodie, California

GHOST TOWN: BODIE, CALIFORNIA - Hold on to your hat because today we’re going to talk about Bodie, California - a ghost town that many people claim is filled with real live ghosts! Live ghosts? Well, you get my drift! It’s a ghost town with ghosts and a good old-fashioned curse and everything! Read all about Bodie in my blog today! #wildwest #history #travel