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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Bodie State Historic Park

Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay." Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of "arrested decay".

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 05.2015
Photo Location: Bodie, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Monica Saaty
Awards
Photo of the Day: 05.06.15