BODIE - What more is there to say? Bodie is a relic. a reminder of a past era when men mucked for gold, when women followed them as wives, lovers, or whatever. When gunshots in the tavern or gambling hall or street were nearly a daily event. When people tried to make a life for themselves wherever they landed, when civility was a tough challenge.
Today Bodie is a relic, being maintained in a kind of arrested decay, a reminder to all of us of what went before, where some of us may have sprung from, where others would dare not go.
We've shown you some parts of Bodie, and with little further comment, here are some more views, in no particular order.
Bodie - Is it dead? No, not really, but it is slowly returning to to the earth from which it, and all of us, have come. Even the little cemetery is returning to nature.
Goodnight, Bodie, sleep well.
For even more of Bodie, you are invited to visit our 2011 Bodie Ghost Town web album, or just Google "Bodie Ghost Town." You also have an invitation to follow the footsteps we recently took in ... Our Life on Wheels.