Ghost town is buried in 7 feet of snow with more to come
An historic California gold-mining town located at an elevation of 8,375 feet south of Bridgeport is—like most of the Eastern Sierra—blanketed in deep snow.
Bodie State Historic Park, founded in 1876 and declared a ghost town in 1915, has up to 7 feet of snow and more is on the way.
Eric Draper of California State Parks visited the park on Sunday afternoon when a bit of sun came out and captured images of the historic ghost town and they were posted on the Bodie Foundation Facebook Page.
For comparison, a commenter posted a photo of the gas station in “drier conditions.”
A sampling of what Bodie looks like without snow:
The town is named after W.S. Bodey, who discovered gold and established a camp there. Just a few months later, on Nov. 20, 1859, Bodey died in a blizzard when he and his mining partner were caught in a severe storm.
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When Bodey couldn’t go any further, his companion, Black Taylor, continued on. Bodey’s body was found the following spring.
Photos courtesy of California State Parks.