The ghost town of Bodie, California

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Bodie is one of America's most famous ghost towns. To me this looked like the first Las Vegas in a way. Bodie began as a mining camp of little note following the discovery of gold in 1859 by a group of prospectors led by William S. Bodey. Bodie attracted people from all over who heard about the thriving gold rush around the area and in the following years the town saw a boom of almost 7,000 residents and 1,000 buildings. Shootings, robberies, and stagecoach holdouts were a very common daily occurrence in the city labeled the "Sea of Sin".

    As one of the most bustling mining towns of it's time, Bodie had the amenities of a larger city. This included....

    *A Wells Fargo Bank
    *Four Fire Departments
    *A railroad
    *A town brass band
    *Miners' and mechanics' unions
    *Several daily newspapers
    *Two jails
    *A post office
    *A gymnasium
    *Cemetery
    *A Red Light District with numerous brothels and prostitute rows.
    *A Chinatown that included a Taoist temple and Opium dens
    *Numerous markets and restaurants
    *Luxury hotels
    *Private and public casinos
    *A mile long Main street that included 65 saloons


    After making millions in gold and ore, Bodie mines were just about exhausted and started to decline in the late 1800's and early 1900's. By 1920 census listed the population at around 200 people. Bodie lasted until about the late 1930's before being deserted. Vandalism, fire and decay have claimed most of the once bustling town and it's buildings over the years. Almost all the towns roads are covered by grass now. Some buildings still stand with products still on the shelves and shows a picture of it's last day alive as a town.


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  2. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    The town jail still stands.
     
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    Why doesn't someone steal all that stuff? Looks like some good stuff in there.
     
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    Great pics!
    I love these threads.
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    "Where is Bodie exactly?"

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    RumBalls The original RumBalls, est. Jan 16, 2012

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    Great thread
     
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    nearly.normal Well-Known Member

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    Wondering the same thing. Holy crap that pool table.


    At this point is it really stealing when you are rescuing and saving something from decay and ruin?


    Who owns the land now? Are there paid tours? Is there worth in any of it as it stands?
     
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    hey, I thumbs-upped this & it shows as a thumbs-down :dontknow:

    What is HAPPENING!!!??!!
     
  9. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

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    It does not. The total score is shown to the left of the thumbs down symbol. It shows a 1 which means +1. If you had thumbs downed it, it would have shown -1.
     
  10. Mr Vengeance

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    I imagine this town is considered a historical area and is being preserved to some extent. The fact some buildings are being propped up suggest that. Also that no one has stolen the stuff. I'd take that awesome pool table!
     
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    who is this faggot and these self-congratulating posts? "look at me, i'm so smart. i will teach you peons something that dipshits like you would never normally even consider knowing!" why os this in the howard forum...isn't discussing howard stern punishment enough for us?! isn't stern condescending and arrogant enough without having some pseudo-intellectual "learn us somethin'"??
     
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    American Pickers aka Two fags in a van and some tattooed whore! :cheer:
     
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    "It's a great roulette wheel but just because its worth $10,000.00 doesn't mean I can pay you that much. I'm gonna say that 300 bucks is about as high as I can go..."

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    "I'm at $800....that's the best I'll go.......Not for the town, for you to bitch slap the guy (yucoono) 3 posts above this one."
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    Take an AIDS bath, cockchugger.
     
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    i thought you said brodie
     
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    I'd be tempted to go all ghetto and loot! I'll take the pool table, roulette wheel and some of that furniture.

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    The land is a State Park with a small fee for admission. There are armed park rangers there and most of the photos taken of the furnishings are behind plexiglass windows. The town is not being restored or torn down. The park service considers it in a state of "arrested decay".
     
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