The ghost town of Bodie, California


Bodie, California, is located northeast of Yosemite National Park and north of Mono Lake. Once a wild gold-mining town, it’s now a state park. The town was abandoned in the 1930s, long after the gold rush. I believe the last resident was a man named “Dog Face George.” The narrow, 10-mile gravel road leading to Bodie is a challenge, but it’s worth it.

Photos by Barney Burke

Downtown Bodie, as it were

Leaning landmark of Bodie

Storm heading for Bodie

Wheel, possibly from mining operation

It ran when it was parked, so they say

Because wood was scarce, flattened cans were used for shingles

Hillside fixer-upper

Wagon wheel estates

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