Historic California Ghost Town Transforms into a Winter Wonderland

The popular Bodie State Historic Park is a fun destination in the Eastern Sierra to learn about the history of California in a beautiful setting. With the historic storm that slammed Northern California with rain and snow this week, the ghost town magically transformed into a winter wonderland.

Park officials gave some insight into what the park looks like during a winter storm and it sure is spectacular. Here are some photos of the park following the overnight snowstorm:

Bodie, California is a ghost town sitting just north of Mono Lake in the Sierra Nevadas and was once home to 10,000 people during the gold rush of the 1800’s. Today, it sits abandoned with much of the old town intact and protected as a state park.

During its boom, Bodie boasted 2,000 buildings, 65 saloons, multiple newspapers and, in classic Wild West fashion, nearly a murder a week. Today, you can see old pianos, pool tables and kitchen sets, almost as if no one had touched them in over 100 years.

If you didn’t know, the town is also cursed. Learn more about the Curse of Bodie.

Active NorCal

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