Montage of our visit to Bodie, California in September 2006.
Lottie Johl House
Bodie, California (Sept 2006)
Looking through the window at what was left behind when Bodie died in 1932.
Sherry introducing me to Willy Bodie.
"Can We Go Home Now?"
Sherry and Elam are tired of Bodie.
I'll Drink To That
Sherry packed Elam's dish and water bottle for his visit to Bodie.
Looking inside the vault door of the previous photo.
Dirt Road To Bodie
Rough and dusty is the trail to Bodie. It's not for the timid. Locals say it keeps the tourist population down. That's the way they like it.
It is said a thief stole a tapestry of the Ten Commandments that used to hang inside.
Lottie Johl House in Bodie, California (Sept 2006)
This once-upon-a-time globe of the world is seen through the window of the Bodie Schoolhouse.
Looking through the window of the Boone Store.
Town cat at Bodie, California (Sept 2006)
Unlike most ghost towns of the Old West, Bodie didn't die until 1932, long after automotive travel came to town.
A gust of wind kicked up dust on the road into town.
Back To Town
After a trek through the cemetery, Elam and Sherry re-enter Bodie, hoping my digital camera will soon run out of film.
Lottie Johl House beyond.
Sherry gives Elam a drink in front of the Boone Store in Bodie.
This sturdy wagon looks like it was used in mining operations at Bodie.
Sherry and Elam rest in the shade of the Wheaton Hotel. The Visitor Center/Museum/Gift Shop is the middle building across the street.
Field of View
When The Dust Cleared
The same as the dust scene, moments later. (Bodie, CA)
Some kind of mining contraption on the edge of town.
Wheaton Hotel in distance.
The Main Drag
Years ago when I visited Bodie, this truck was in its natural rusty state. I think they should have left it that way.
Spot of Shade
Elam and Sherry on the steps of the Boone Store.
And museum and gift shop. One of about two buildings in Bodie opened to tourists.
A short walk from town.
All that's left is the vault.
J. S. Cain Residence
Old Blue Truck
1927 DODGE: Years ago when I visited Bodie, this truck was in its natural rusty state. I think they should have left it that way.
"Willy Bodie" is written on the name tag of this docile cat who lives in Bodie with a handful of park employees.
In the Visitor Center / Museum (Bodie, CA)
A few of these half tame birds roam around town.
Bodie, CA (2006)
All that's left of the Bodie Bank.