Five Of The World’s Most Mystifying Ghost Towns

Published January 11, 2013
Updated August 15, 2019
Published January 11, 2013
Updated August 15, 2019

Ghost Towns: Bodie, California

Evocative of the ephemeral joys that come with wealth and a spectral testament to the consequences of man’s endless pursuit of profit, Bodie, California is one of the United States’ most-photographed ghost towns.

Founded in the mid 19th century following the discovery of gold, Bodie eventually acquired an impressive amount of fortune seekers, infrastructure and cultural centers. However, once word spread that there was more easily attained prosperity in Montana, Arizona and Utah, the only bustling present within the city center was that of tumbleweeds.

Bodie Photograph

Source: James Fike

Bodie California Picture

Source: R Rockley

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