These pictures were taken in June of 1997 in Bodie, California, near the California/Nevada border. Bodie was a gold town around 1877 and at one point was home to as many as 10,000 people.

Bodie is now an abandoned ghost town, preserved in a state of "arrested decay" by the State of California. Walking through Bodie, it is easy to forget that you are living in the late part of the 20th century, as there are no visual clues to suggest otherwise.

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