Bodie – California´s Ghost Town

Bodie – Ghost Town in the East of California close to the border of Nevada

Ghost Town Bodie in California

S. Bodey found 1859 close to the Mono Lake gold and soon the town named after him grow.

By 1880 about 10 000 people lived an worked in Bodie including brothels, gambling hauls and criminality took over.

Ghost Town Bodie in California

When the gold was soon gone the people left and Bodie became known as the Ghost Town.

Abandoned houses, old cars und the dust from the past are remaining.

A paradise for photographers.

 

Altough the wealth is gone in Bode the remaining ist still detail-rich.

Did you know: Instead of Good Morning people asked:

“Have a man for breakfast?”

meaning: Did anyone get killed last night?

Ghost Town Bodie in California

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20 thoughts on “Bodie – California´s Ghost Town”

  1. Good to know! I’ve been wanting to photograph a place like this. I thought most of them had been cleared out.

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  2. That’s fascinating. I suppose there must be places like this wherever people went prospecting for gold. As you say, an absolute gift for photographers.

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  3. Wow this is incredible (and rather eerie!). If someone asked me about the man for breakfast, I’d take an about turn and run before they finished their question 😛

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  4. OOoo it looks just like an old western! I’d love to go there! Your pictures really capture the deserted atmosphere! Great choice to make them Sepia!

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