Bodie is a ghost town in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, United States, about 75 miles (121 km) southeast of Lake Tahoe. It became a boomtown in 1876 and following years, after the discovery of a profitable line of gold, and suddenly attracted several thousand residents. It is located 12 mi (19 km) east-southeast of Bridgeport, at an elevation of 8379 feet (2554 m). The U.S. Department of the Interior recognizes the designated Bodie Historic District as a National Historic Landmark.
American Ghost Towns Bodie. Bodie State Historic Park. Bodie is a former gold mining town and State Historic Park in California’s Bodie Hills, near the Nevada border.
This 19th-century ghost town consists of numerous original buildings in various states of decay, plus artifacts and the Masonic Cemetery. Mining Union Hall houses a museum with mining tools. Northeast is the Standard Gold Mill, with machinery and information on the process of gold mining.