Bodie Ghost Town

During 20 years, people came to Bodie to get rich after gold was discovered in 1859, turning that small mining camp into a town of 6000 inhabitants and 2000 buildings. They also left quickly as more gold was discovered elsewhere and in 1920 only 120 of them and 200 buildings remained. In 1962, what was left of the ghost town needed to be protected against vandalism and so it became Bodie State Historic Park.

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