I’m Back–to Bodie

One of the store windows in the abandoned town of Bodie, California


Sorry, I’ve been out of commission the past week. Now that I’m back, I thought we’d take a little trip. This one to Bodie, California, a town in one of the worst weather zones in Northern California, near the Sierras. Between bitterly cold winters and snows, and horrendous winds, the people here were tough, indeed. In fact, on March 9, 1882, the town’s first newspaper was published.  

Here’s a clip from the Bodie.com website: “After a long day working the claims, the miners would head for the bars and the red light district to spend their earnings. The mixture of money, gold and alcohol would often prove fatal. It is said that there was a man killed every day in Bodie. Presumably, the undertaker never had a slow day.” 

It’s a fascinating town, now a state park. Abandoned in the 1930s, it feels like people still live there. They left so much behind.  I hope to get back up there this year.

~ by writerphotodeb on March 11, 2010.

5 Responses to “I’m Back–to Bodie”

  1. Love the shot! Bodie is at the top of my list of places to photograph. Nothing else is even close.

  2. I love Bodie! Looking forward to your shots.

  3. Really like this photo. Ghost towns are a favorite of mine.

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