Hauntingly beautiful ghost towns across America BODIE, CALIFORNIA Once home to people, Bodie boomed in the and when gold was found in the hills surrounding Mono Lake. It's now a State Historic Park. (Photo by Tom Till / Alamy)
Bodie, California is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town which is now called Bodie State Historic Park. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake.
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