Address: 7 mi. S of Bridgeport on U.S. 395, then 12 mi. E on secondary rd., Bridgeport, California. County/parish: Mono.
19 contributing buildings. 15 contributing sites.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
Bodie ( BOH-dee) 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 boom town 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.
Also registered as a California Historical Landmark, the ghost town officially was established as Bodie State Historic Park in 1962. It receives about 200,000 visitors yearly. Since 2012, Bodie has been administered by the Bodie Foundation, which uses the tagline Protecting Bodie's Future by Preserving Its Past.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000213