California Ghost Towns


Bodie California Old West Town Historic Building

There are many abandoned towns for the photographer to walk through, but not many California towns like Bodie. The 19th century was the dawn of America’s gold rush. Settlements like Bodie Californa sprung up across America. As gold and silver deposits dried up, these small settlements were abandoned. They became the ghost towns of a forgotten era—an old wooden house with a wagon wheel in Bodie ghost town in California.

California Ghost Towns like Bodie, a mining camp established in 1859, boomed for several decades with discoveries of gold. As new gold deposits discoveries faded and existing mines exhausted, the town was severely declining. In 1918 Bodie was abandoned. Today, the California State Park authority manages Bodie, and it is the best-preserved California Ghost Towns in the United States. There are 110 abandoned historic structures still standing. The wooden buildings are still in great condition.

The photographer can explore the old post office, original homes even with original furnishings and stamp mill. A century-old snapshot frozen in time!

Copyright: Dan Kosmayer
Image ID: 1517
File size: 38.5 MB
Dimensions: 7216 x 5412 px | 300dpi
Releases: Model – no | Property – no

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