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Dimensions5487 x 3513
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Date taken28-Apr-12 14:57
Date modified14-May-12 19:35
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length200 mm
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Flash255
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Bodie State Historic Park and Mammoth Lakes - 21

Bodie State Historic Park and Mammoth Lakes - 21

Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1875, a mine cave-in revealed pay dirt, which led to purchase of the mine by the Standard Company in 1877. People flocked to Bodie and transformed it from a town of a few dozen to a boomtown.

Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay." Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of "arrested decay". Today this once thriving mining camp is visited by tourists, howling winds and an occasional ghost.