Bodie is an original mining town from the late 1800’s what’s left today stands in a state of “arrested decay” and is maintained by the california state parks system, who took over the town in 1962 to make it a state historic park. Bodie is probably the most well-preserved ghost town in california my last trip there was 1990ish (wow, so long ago) so it was great to get back there again and it’s sad that it’s been so long since it’s only about 25 hours away from where i live in lake tahoe bodie was named after w. Bodie state historic park is a genuine california gold mining ghost town located in mono county visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of 10,000 people only a small part of the town survives. Bodie state historic park is a genuine california gold-mining ghost town visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people the town is named for waterman s body (william bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of mono lake. Bodie state historic park is a genuine california gold-mining ghost town visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a city that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people the town is named for waterman s body (william bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of mono lake.
A 19th-century ghost town in bodie, california, is kept in a state of arrested decay -- a delicate balance of upkeep and preservation. Bodie will stay open until 10pm for the general public you are welcome to enjoy town on your own or take a tour and turn your night into an experience that will last a lifetime the 1 ½ hour ghost walk begins at 6pm at the church. Plan your trip to bodie location and directions | road and weather conditions | near bodie location and directions bodie is located in the basin range of the eastern sierra nevada mountains, about 13 miles east of highway 395 in central california. Bodie, california might be the most photographed ghost town in the world tourists and photographers by the thousands visit this former mining community in mono county every year, eager to see the former city of twelve-thousand empty, in a state of “suspended decay.
Bodie ghost town, otherwise known as bodie ghost town, is a authentic california gold-mining ghost town in 1875, a mine cave-in revealed that all precious gold, which led to the purchase of the mine in 1877. This town, bodie, hasn’t been alive since the 1950s originally, bodie was a mining camp founded by a handful of californians, including pat garraty, william boyle, terrence brodigan, and w s bodey (who was the one to name bodie. Ghost town of the wild west visiting bodie is the most authentic way to see the real-life setting of the california gold rush from 1877 to 1888, bodie was a bustling town with more than 10,000 residents and produced more than $35 million in gold and silver. Bodie (/ ˈ b oʊ d iː / boh-dee) is a ghost town in the bodie hills east of the sierra nevada mountain range in mono county, california, united states, about 75 miles (121 km) southeast of lake tahoe it became a boom town in 1876 and following years, after the discovery of a profitable line of gold, and suddenly attracted several thousand.
Bodie state park was founded around the ghost town in 1962, and receives over 200,000 visitors a year summer hours are 9am to 6pm and winter hours are 9am to 3pm, or whatever happens to be posted. The town's methodist minister, reverend fm warrington, commented that the town of bodie was a sea of sin, lashed by the tempests of lust and passion unlike other boomtowns, bodie's decline into a ghost town was slow. One of the largest and best-preserved ghost towns in the united states, bodie, california, has been a state park and a national historic landmark since 1962 photographer matthew christopher.
By the end of the 1940s bodie was a ghost town and was visited only by tourists interested in its history in 1962, after years of neglect, bodie became a state historic park, and two years later the ghost town of bodie was dedicated as a california historic site. Bodie, california bodie is a ghost town near mono lake in the eastern sierra nevada mountians established as a mining town, the are was abandoned when the mining ran out. Bodie state park is an old west town rumored to be the best preserved of all abandoned towns in america, so of course, i had to check it out for myself. A still furnished room rotting away within the ghost town bodie, california bodie was founded in 1876 after gold was struck nearby and soon became a popular place for prospectors the town grew rapidly to contain approximately 2,000 buildings and supporting up to 7,000 people by 1879.
The ghost town is located near the nevada state line east of california's yosemite national parkon june 25, 1959 (ap photo) bodie, california from the top of standard hill. These 16 photos of the amazing old ghost town at bodie state historic park in california will make you want to go there photos of bodie ghost town in california share pin email search go photos of bodie ghost town in california by betsy malloy updated 12/31/17 share pin email 01 of 16 going to bodie. So, bodie conjured its own boogeyman: the story of a curse, shared with tourists over the years to discourage them from filling their pockets with ghost town trinkets these days, staff here no longer really talk about their curse with visitors, and we'll get to the reason for that. History: bodie is a ghost town in the bodie hills east of the sierra nevada mountain range in mono county, california, united states, about 75 miles southeast of lake tahoe it is located 12 mi (19 km) east-southeast of bridgeport, at an elevation of 8379 feet.