Bodie is an authentic old gold mine with a colorful history. After a mine cave in, gold was discovered and Bodie became a bustling town around 1877 with inhabitants reaching about 10,000. Today this historic western town of Bodie is a ghost town in various forms of decay. Efforts have been made to maintain and when needed restore a portion of this old town. The old wood is rich in color as are the buildings and many of the relics still there.
If visiting the southwest and you love history and ghost towns, Bodie is a must see. If you are visiting Mammoth Lakes where I grew up, it's about a 90 minute drive, about 45-40 minutes past Mono Lake.
October 1st, 2020
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