Historic Landmark: Bodie, California
Significance: Bodie State Historic Park is a deserted California gold-mining ghost town. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1875, a mine cave-in revealed pay dirt, which led to purchase of the mine by the Standard Company in 1877. People flocked to Bodie and transformed it from a town of a few dozen to a boomtown.
Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay." Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of "arrested decay".
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