Today in #Bodie #history: May 9, 1882 - The first "Bodie Evening Miner" newspaper is published.

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Today in #Bodie #history: May 1, 1877 - Silas Smith opened his first store in Bodie, near King & Main Streets. He moved the building from Aurora, and his store eventually became Bodie's first post office.

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Deborah Dancer
· March 7, 2018
Wow what a hidden gem. The road in is very rough but so worth it. Spent the whole day wandering around this ghost town. A must see if you are in the area.
Lia Fernandez Ray
· January 21, 2018
I visited Bodie for the first time last Fall and fell in love with the park. The history and atmosphere is awesome. Definitely going back. Top 10 California parks for sure!
Cory Harlin
· August 29, 2017
Very cool place! Feels like the wild west you see in the movies! It'd be the coolest seeing it during the off season when few to none tourists are there, giving it a true abandoned feel.
Rob Loose
· August 24, 2017
I visited Bodie in 2004 with family. We saw my great grandfather's mine, house and grave. Also went inside the school house where father's school work was displayed on the wall and even found his - we think. Planning to visit again soon. Great trip and beautifully preserved ghost town! See More
Leo de Leon
· October 9, 2016
The road to Bodie may be a little dusty and bumpy, but it is well worth the drive. Old buildings, and relics a plenty to view. The town is in arrested decay, which has slowed the onset of time. For a ...small glimpse back in time spend the day walking it's streets. Take in the view from boothill. I return every year and see something I hadn't seen before See More
Victoria Howard
· September 21, 2016
I visited Bodie while in university. That was in the late 80's, and am still fascinated by it! My friend's family, the Kane's (sp) own a gold mine up behind the town, and live in Bridgeport, so we able to go up and around the mine area. " Goodbye God, I'm Going to Bodie!" There are ice skates in the museum with his grandfather's name on them ! It was so cool. Loved the Victorian hearse, especially! See More
Sherry Morrissey
· April 17, 2016
My husband and I went here during our honeymoon trip to California. 13 miles of bumpy, gravel road led us to this amazing 'frozen in time' ghost town. We only had 30 minutes to look around, since they... were closing, so we basically ran thru the whole thing. Amazing! If we go back, we'll plan a lot more time. Would highly recommend this place! The 13 miles is worth it! See More
Sarah Becker
· April 7, 2014
Visited Bodie while on a road trip around California. Bodie totally captured my imagination and that of my husband and 2 girls aged 6 & 10. It was late October 2013 and the snow was coming down so we ...only managed to stay for about 30 minutes. Amazing atmosphere, we will most definitely come back one, it's a long way from Carlisle, Cumbria, England but we'll be back, hopefully when its's not snowing! I think we got a photo of the Bodie Angel too! Will try and post it onto the page See More
Michelle Fowler Smith
· October 29, 2017
I have been a few times. I think it’s beautiful! Especially in the winter.
Jerry Jordan
· August 2, 2015
Great place to spend a couple of days living in the past and photo opportunities abound. Been there in the 100° heat of the summer and 0° cold in a winter blizzard - it's a whole new ghost town under... 3 feet of snow. I have walked Bodie in the dust with dozens of tourists and I have ski toured Bodie in complete solitude. Numerous visits, many stories and lots of memories! See More
Robert Ross
· May 18, 2014
Bodie is a old Ghost Town (as some call it) but it was a Gold town that boomed in post California gold rush days and in the 20th. century. At a elevation over 8 thousand ft. in the high deserts of the... Sierra Nevada Mountains northeast of Yosemite. Run now by the State of Ca. has maintained it's old structures and kept the way it was left. What's nice is it's isolation from most of the population of California. You won't find a gas station or anything but a rangers residence and a small room with books and stories about this town. It's place where history buffs & photographers love to roam around to return to a place where things were left lying around for us a century later mostly untouched. One of the few areas still standing and not commercialized. See More
Melvin G. Brewster
· October 9, 2017
An excellent Ghost Town to visit where its location being a State Park has allowed an outdoor museum to develop and preserve these historic structure's.
Dave Tavres
· January 12, 2017
Bodie is truly a magical place! There are few places, at least in the United States, that holds such interest in mystery, as Bodie. It's a place you'll never forget if you spend more than 20 minutes there.
Ann Spade
· June 16, 2014
I'm just so enchanted by the history of this town and by the state of "arrested decay"they keep it in. I couldn't NOT take photos! It has a pretty violent story but a story none the less and it's part... of the life in those days. I wanted to explore every inch of the place but we had to leave. I will be back. See More
Tina Marie Gomez
· September 12, 2017
I thought it was very interesting ,glad we got a chance to visit it we were camping close by.
Eitan Rieger
· September 7, 2017
A must see! Well preserved yet misterious. Come during sunset for amazing photos opportunities
Trista Bailey
· June 15, 2015
Took my first trip to Bodie a few weeks ago. It completely met my expectations. This town is indescribable. I suggest anyone who has an interest in the Wild West, or American history, takes a visit to... this place. See More
Carrie E Bailey
· November 16, 2015
Just stepping back in time. Perfect day, heavy downpour while in the old mill, just really added to the experience. Can't wait to go again.
Donna Butler
· August 14, 2017
Kool place .Full of history.A must see .Friendly staff
Dorothy Minix
· August 16, 2016
Went last week...very interesting....kind of spooky seeing the remnants left byth people. Sure could maintain the gravl road better.
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