Rescued/Relocated from Google+ Collection due for extinction April 2019
Photographs Taken and Posted August 2018
Bodie is now a "ghost town" - said to be the largest intact example of life during the early gold-boom era. Bodie was a late-comer after being written off as a loser - until a mine collapse in the early 1870's revealed huge deposits of gold..
For a while this was a big boom town. Hard work in the stamp mill (pounding the gold out of the rock and separating it), but with good union wages. Worked hard, played hard. Sunday the mill closed. Frontier life.
Rowdy on the North Side of town. In the end most of the town was burnt down by a toddler. Interesting history, now preserved in "arrested decay" by the state historical park system.
This is an actual saloon/casino exactly as it was when the last hand was dealt and Bodie became the "ghost town" it is today. Cashed out, now a lot of dust.
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