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In 1880, Bodie was California's thirst most populous city. In the 1920s, terrible weather (100mph winds, monthly frost) turned the mining town into a near-ghost town. In 1932, a massive fire left it totally deserted. The people left but more than 100 buildings remained, including the general store, Methodist church, saloon, bank vault, and cemetery. Now, Bodie is a National Historic Landmark and state park, where for $5 you can explore its state of arrested decay.

In 1880, Bodie was California's thirst most populous city. In the 1920s, terrible weather (100mph winds, monthly frost) turned the mining town into a near-ghost town. In 1932, a massive fire left it totally deserted. The people left but more than 100 buildings remained, including the general store, Methodist church, saloon, bank vault, and cemetery. Now, Bodie is a National Historic Landmark and state park, where for $5 you can explore its state of arrested decay.