The mining town of Bodie, now a California State Park, is perhaps the best-preserved ghost town in America.
Bodie was one of the early California mining centers east of the Sierra Nevada.
Bodie in 1865
Bodie is a bit off the beaten path, but worth the trip.
The mines are on the hill above the town.
The Jupiter mine, on the ridge above town, was the site of a deadly gun battle between miners working overlapping claims.
The buildings are maintained in a state of arrested decay.
The ore-processing mill.
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