richardthe23rd (pigshitpoet) wrote in abandonedplaces,

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Town of Bodie 10 Miles

Duane Eddy ♠ (Ghost) Riders In The Sky - instrumental of Ghost Town Bodie CA

Bodie is a ghost town located at a high elevation in far eastern California that can trace its beginnings to 1859 when a group of gold prospectors set up a mining camp. It wasn’t until 1876, with the discovery of a profitable find that the town started to take off. Growing from a small settlement to a relatively large town of 7,000 by 1880, the town was known as a wild western town, where murders, shootouts, barroom brawls, and stagecoach holdups were regular occurrences.

Ghost Town Bodie CA

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