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Bodie is a well preserved (thanks to being made into a State Park) ghost town. It was built during the gold and silver mining boom in the early 19th century. It was a rough place with regular shootings. We spent several hours exploring the remains of the town.
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They went to a lot of work to decorate this church with carved wood and what looks like an imitation stained glass window.
Old equipment is lying all around. This looks like an outdoor work area. You can also see how they used scrap metal to patch walls. There are some buildings where the entire roof is shingled with flattened tin cans.
Fill 'er up!
This is the remains of the Bodie gas station. It actually looks in better condition than some I passed in the middle of Nevada.
Dodge Truck Reflections
I tried to give a feeling for the whole town in this one picture. The old truck with gas pump in the background, then the mine and other buildings reflected in the window.
Content and Images Copyright 1998-2011 Jeffrey W. Johnson. No use without permission.
Content and Images Copyright 1998-2012 Jeffrey W. Johnson. No use without permission.