As mentioned in my last post, I accumulated far too many images during my visit to Bodie State Historical Park to combine in that post. This “ghost town” warranted a post all it’s own. I have always been drawn to old historic buildings. Often times the images are ruined for me by modern day clutter… power lines, current model cars, and other man-made clutter. (Is there any other kind?) To find myself in this protected bit of nostalgia… an entire town unmarred except for a few obtrusively parked state park autos it was… well let’s just say I was salivating at ever turn.
It was snowing when we arrived, and since dogs were allowed Jazzy and Sadie strolled with me through the town. None of us minded the cold as we explored… for me it was a visual haven, and for the girls it was all olfactory. There was so much to smell they didn’t know which way to turn!
The whole town looked as though everyone had simply vanished. Everything was left in place. School books, whisky glasses, dishes on kitchen tables…
This once thriving “gold mining metropolis” conjures (and rightly so) the kind of old west history that movies are made of. There’s plenty of that to be found online so I’ll save myself the chore of writing about it and simply say “google it”! And then come for a visit.
After a few hours of walking the streets and snooping through windows and imaging what life was like here during the gold rush we were cold enough to load up and head back down the mountain. THIS was a day well spent!