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Bodie Ghost Town
Bodie Ghost Town is one of the most beautiful and
spectacular abandoned settlements in United States. In essence
it a time frozen in time with all buildings, people's items and
cars left in place where they were left by people.
Location: 75 mi (120 km) Southeast of Lake Tahoe
Description of Bodie Ghost Town
Town of Bodie in California was named after Waterman
S. (Bill) Bodey who discovered large gold deposit north of Mono Lake
in 1859. Unfortunately for him a winter storm caught him off guard
and he froze to death. A mining camp on the gold mine site was named
going slow for Bodie until 1875 then a large pocket of precious metal was
discovered after an accidental cave in. It quickly swelled to 10,000
residents. Resident homes, stores and 65 saloons lined its busy streets.
With large amount of cash came violence and sin. In addition to common vices
like gambling, prostitution, theft and others killings reached incredible
proportions. "The Bad Man from Bodie" became a legend. One of the local
pastors described Bodie as "a sea of sin, lashed by the tempests of lust and
passion". It did not last too long however. Mining extracted much of gold
from surrounding mountains and two major fires in 1892 and 1932 swept
through the area. Since then no restoration or rebuilding have touched this
truly gem of a ghost towns. Today it is a state historic park. Much of the
town is accessible, but certain restrictions do apply. Additionally no items
can be removed from its original location.
Bodie Sam Leon's Bar on the left and old barbershop on the
Bodie General Store was once owned by Harvey
Boone a direct descendant of a legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone. He also ran
a livery business and owned a stable in the city.