Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bodie State Park

In the 70's/early 80's there were a few sitcoms that had their characters visit a ghost town. I remember The Brady Bunch and Scoobie Doo both having such episodes. Being a child raised on the East Coast and Midwest, well, there were no ghost towns. The concept was totally foreign to me and also extremely desirable. Because one thing I really enjoyed when I was young was a good scare. But being that we never went West, I never got to have a ghost town experience.

But now I live in CA and frankly, I can't believe I've been here two years and I just made my first trip to a ghost town. Unfortunately, it wasn't scary at all. But it was great. I highly recommend everyone go visit Bodie State Park.

Gold was discovered in 1857, by WWII the town was basically abandoned. The gold found in Bodie totaled more than $100 million.

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