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Article: Bodie Ghost Town (Photography)

Bodie Ghost Town (Photography)

Bodie Ghost Town (Photography)

A group of dilapidated buildings still stand in Bodie. The town is located in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, about 75 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, at an elevation of 8,379 feet.

Founded in 1859 as a mining camp, Bodie became a boomtown in 1876 with the discovery of gold. By 1915 it was considered a ghost town after years of decline. In 1962 the town was registered as a California Landmark, and was officially established as the Bodie Historic State Park. The designated Bodie Historic District is recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

Photographer: Carol Highsmith
Date: 2012
Location: Bodie, California