Here you'll see what's left of Bodie. An original ghost town from the late 1800's. Bodie stands today in a state of "arrested decay", coined by the State of California when they took over the town in 1962 to make it a State Historic Park.
In 1859 William (a.k.a. Waterman) S. Bodey discovered gold near what is now called Bodie Bluff. A mill was established in 1861 and the town began to grow. It started with about 20 miners and grew to an estimated 10,000 people by 1880!
Photography in Bodie is a real treat. With special arrangements, photographers are occasionally allowed to enter some of the buildings. Once inside, you can not touch anything, not even the dust!
The ceiling is falling in this home.
Several houses are filled with furniture such as this rocker.
A tourist walks by the rear door of the morgue.
There are several old light bulbs still buring in Bodie.
The laundry was also a place to mend clothes as evidenced by the old sewing machine.
Old lanterns hang on the wall of the Firehouse.
A pair of glasses rests on a catalog, catching the sunlight streaming through the window behind.