A California Ghost Town, Saved.
The Main Street Photo Below can be enlarged by clicking it.
Compare this with the Main Street scene on the next page.

Bodie's main street, circa 1960.
-Preserved, by the State Park System
On page 2 of this Bodie Series, you'll see this scene as it is today.
(The picture of the General Store.) The two buildings on the right have been demolished
--HOW SAD!!!

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The Badman from Bodie was tamed by this man !


The view, south, as you come in, from Lee Vining, Cal.

Bodie is northeast of Mammoth Lakes, Cal., three hours south of Reno, NV, on Highway, U.S.395.
In the distance is the most complete smelter and mine adit, in all the West.





A look east from the visitor's parking lot.
This is the most complete, unoccupied ghost town, not vandalized, in the western U.S.
Many buildings are as the residents left them, when the town was abandoned, in the mid-1930's.
The term, "Bad man from Bodie," was coined in the late 1800's, as this town was famous for it's wild characters, then.


A view west from the same location.

The town, since we first visited in the 60's, has changed some.

That was before the State took it over. The more decrepit buildings have been razed.



Another view of Bodie, looking south west.



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