Bodie started as a mining camp when gold was discovered in 1859. At the peak of its boom in 1879, it has a population of 5000-7000 people with over 2000 buildings. Now less than 10% of the buildings still stand. It is a photographers' paradise, the old buildings gave very rich and saturated color.
Some of the interior of the buildings are still preserved, make us felt some ghosts were still hung around the room and having a drink with their mining buddies.
One of the building of Bodie was moved to the near by town of Bridgeport and has been used as a small motel. Apparently it is in a better conditions than those left behind. Here you can see the reflection of Bridgeport courthouse from its very elegant window.
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