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... of gold. Gold was discovered here in 1859 by W.S. Bodey and E.S. Taylor. Unfortunately for Mr Bodey, he froze to death in a Blizzard on the way back there with supplies that year. Worse still, they didn't even spell the name of the town in the same way as his. Poor chap.
Bodie was, at its height, over 2000 buildings (some 60 of which were saloons) and with a population of 8,500. It even had its own Chinatown. However, ...
We had selected Paradise Shores campground because of its location. It is close to Yosemite as well to the ghost town - Bodie. This was just around a 20 mile trip to Bodie.
Bodie started out with the discovery of Gold in 1859. By 1879 it was a town of 10,000 running rampant with crime and boasting 65 saloons.
A mine was built to reach the ore in the hills of Bodie. Both gold and ...
... in the water and along the shore. These objects are tufa towers - mineral structures created when fresh water springs push through the lakes alkaline waters.
It was a long day and a hard push getting through the Sierra's but the journey looks like it will be well worth it.
We will be here until Sunday.
... Park, just east of here and up another 1000ft. Bodie was your quintessential wild west gold-rush town, established in 1859, exploding in a gold rush in 1879, experiencing its heyday in the 1880s, until it was totally abandoned by the outbreak of World War II. The remains of the town now stand, empty and ghost-like, in a state of 'arrested decay', high on the Sierra, scorched by the sun in summer, buffeted by the mountain winds, and frozen under snow and ...
... after shop. In Haifa we visited the old port with it's sea walls breaking the waves, and took the tram up to the Carmel Heights, enjoying the lights and views.
In Jerusalem we wandered through the crowded, narrow, stone streets of the four quarters of Old Jerusalem with their colorful bazaars full of copper pots, jewelry and trinkets, prayed at the Wall, which brought unexpected tears to my eyes, ate amazing humus and other Mediterranean dishes, ...