Bodie is an abandoned mining town that I recently visited. It is being maintained in a state of arrested decay. I thought I would share a few pictures of the place.
Gold was discovered near there in 1859. The first mill was established in 1861. It is estimated that the population grew to about 10,000 by 1880.
All mining operations had to cease in 1942 because of World War II and resources being needed elsewhere. The last people left town in 1962 when it became a state park.