The town was designated a national historic landmark in 1961, and in 1962 it became bodie state historic park a total of 170 buildings remained bodie has been named california's official state gold rush ghost town. 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. 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 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.
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. Bodie public and private tours 2018 updates coming soon here is your chance to get a private history talk, stamp mill, town, vista, or twilight tour for you and your family, friends, coworkers and associates this is a unique opportunity for your group to experience bodie with your own personal guide. One of the most preserved ghost towns in california, bodie is recognized as a national historic landmark and is a state park it is also said to be haunted. The ghost town of bodie, a california state park (east of the high sierra series) 1967 unknown binding $450 (10 used & new offers) bodie: the town that belongs to.
These 16 photos of the amazing old ghost town at bodie state historic park in california will make you want to go there. Bodie, california - population: 0 at it's peak it was a bustling town with more than 7,000 residents, 60 saloons and its own china town subscribe to my cha. Bodie state historic park, located only 48 miles north of mammoth lakes in the heart of mono county, california, is undoubtedly one of the most legendary ghost towns in the western us preserved in a state of arrested decay, visitors to bodie are able to explore the turn of the century remains of one of california's most lucrative mining districts. 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.
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. The ghost town of bodie, a california state park (east of the high sierra series) 1967 unknown binding $450 (8 used & new offers) ghosts of california 2003 nr cc. The ghost town of bodie is an eerie snapshot of a californian gold rush town there is no gold to be found here now, but bodie has yet many treasures. Bodie, california: bodie state historic park - ghost town an 1880s mining town that was abandoned, then became a state park in 1962 well-preserved as ghost towns go fill up your gas tank beforehand, and bring water. Bodie california is a small ghost town located in the hills of the sierra nevadas, not too far from the incredible mono lake what was once a thriving mining town with a few thousand residents and around 2,000 standing structures has since been reduced to a city of standing decaying.
Bodie was once considered a very progressive town, having its own electricity, a school, an extensive gold mine and a considerable population over time as the mine was no longer productive and as the younger generations began to move away, the population of bodie began to dwindle. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Bodie, california is a town out in the middle of nowhere, just north of mono lake, and is the most authentic ghost town in the country it's so famous, they built a state park around the town. Today bodie is a ghost town, preserved in a state of arrested decay by the california department of parks and recreation as bodie state historic park explore michael piatt's passion for research, a window to a once-vibrant town left frozen in time. Remains: many building are left, one of the best preserved ghost towns in the country bodie cemetery may 1997 courtesy david a wright bodie cemetery may 1997.
Six hours north of los angeles, bodie is a ghost town settled in the hills east of the sierra nevada mountain range once known as the most lawless, wildest, and. In june 2014, we took a little family trip to bodie california and visited one of the coolest california parks, bodie state historic park bodie, ca is an authentic wild west ghost town. 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. When the california department of parks and recreation took over bodie in 1962, the department initiated a plan to preserve bodie in a state of arrested decay that is, the town would be kept exactly as it was when the final residents moved away and the town was acquired by the state parks department.
Bodie may very well be the best historic example of a wild west gold mining boomtown, and the very best modern-day example of a ghost town dozens of long-empty houses still stand, many with furniture still inside scattered about the town, you'll also find old mining equipment, now frozen.