Today was a rather long drive from Klamath Falls, OR to Bishop, CA, so we had only one sightseeing stop: Bodie, a mining ghost town 100 miles north of Bishop. A sizable deposit of gold was discovered there in 1876, and Bodie became a booming town with up to 7,000 inhabitants and 2,000 buildings. However, by the late 1880’s the gold boom was over for Bodie. It lingered on as an inhabited town as miners moved elsewhere. By 1943 there were only 3 people left, and today it is an authentic ghost town, the centerpiece of a California State Historic Park.
I tried to capture the essence of Bodie in the following shots.