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Bodie Ca - Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
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© Christine Till
Bodie, in the Sierra Nevada near the Nevada state line, is California's best preserved ghost town, and probably the best preserved ghost town in the United States. The elevation is quite high so access is only possible during the summer months. It is a complete town with old stores, homes, a church, school, hotel, bank, saloons, gymnasium, club, and many mining buildings, all in a state of "arrested decay".
Try to picture what it was like when the buildings were still occupied and what life was like! Peoples' struggles; hard work. The climate is harsh, the ground hard. No power; no a/c; no hospital. And Bodie was certainly not a peaceful place. The harsh reality of the peoples' life is evident everywhere. The cemetery is particularly poignant with many graves of small children; babies and young women.
If you like the old west and the lifestyle of the pioneers in the Gold Rush days you will love Bodie.
August 12th, 2012
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