Bodie State Historical Park, Mammoth Lakes
Visit Bodie - an unforgettable ghost town.
Bodie is a deserted cowboy town, in the middle of nowhere - I didn't think that it would be so interesting - but turned out to be really fascinating.
Apparently it was one of the first towns to get electricity wired from afar, and they made sure that there were no sharp corners in the telegraph poles or houses - In case the electricity couldnt turn so well and shot out! It is also a real gem of a place for photographers - I will post more pictures when I have a slide scanner.
I don't know why it was deserted - but as it is so remote, most people abandoned everything there. It's now a national park, so you have to resist the urge to take a souvenir.
A gold-mining town of the late 1800's. Bodie's silent streets and vacant structures offer guests a glimpse into the past of one of the wildest mining camps of the Eastern Sierra. Bodie is located 35 miles north of Mammoth Lakes and 13 miles east on Hwy. 270
Bodie was a thriving gold mining town in the late 1800s and was second only to San Francisco in size. The story of the rise and fall of the city is truly amazing.