"It's interesting, isn't it? The chandelier, it reminds me of mushroom soup." - Tennessee Williams
Did somebody mention Ghost Town?
Bodie is listed as a ghost town in the Bodie Hills, east of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Really.
The ghost town officially became Bodie State Historic Park in 1962.
In 2012 Bodie's Foundation Administered
Protecting Bodie's Future by Preserving Its Past
How Bodie appeared in July of 1962 was captured by
Ronald Partridge, Photographer
Back in the day this thriving, adventurous town featured a fashionable Grand Ballroom for numerous occasions. and imported trees and shrubs just for the day during many Fourth of July Celebrations.
Main Street looking north, July 1962. From left to right, Cafe, Old Fellow's Hall, and the Miners' Union Hall. Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie, California.
J. S. Cain House, located at Green and Park Streets, Bodie, California.
Also J. S. Cain House
Living room inside J. S. Cain House
D. V. Cain House, located at Green and Fuller Streets, in Bodie.
Staircase inside D. V. Cain House.
Johl House on Main Street.
Methodist Church at Green and Fuller Streets.
Rear view of church.
Typical Miner's House in Bodie, California.
Are you wondering what Bodie was before it became a ghost town?
Bodie began as a mining town in 1859 after the discovery of gold, and naturally it moved quickly into be a sought after boom town.
More to follow on the original name, the people, "The Bad Man from Bodie (well-founded legend) and all about it declining from boom town to ghost town.
See you next week.