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California Ghost Towns

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Bodie California Old West Town Historic Building

There are many abandoned towns for the photographer to walk through, but not many California towns like Bodie. The 19th century was the dawn of America's gold rush. Settlements like Bodie Californa sprung up across America. As gold and silver deposits dried up, these small settlements were abandoned. They became the ghost towns of a forgotten era—an old wooden house with a wagon wheel in Bodie ghost town in California.

California Ghost Towns like Bodie, a mining camp established in 1859, boomed for several decades with discoveries of gold. As new gold deposits discoveries faded and existing mines were exhausted, the town severely declined. In 1918 Bodie was abandoned. Today, the California State Park authority manages Bodie, and it is the best-preserved California Ghost Towns in the United States. There are 110 abandoned historical structures still standing. The wooden buildings are still in excellent condition.

The photographer can explore the original homes of old post offices, even with original furnishings and a stamp mill. A century-old snapshot frozen in time!

Upon completing your order, you will receive an instantly downloadable HIGH Resolution - 300Dpi JPG or TIFF file.

Please be aware you are purchasing a digital download. You will not receive a physical photo, and nothing will be shipped. Any frames, mounting options, or presentation styles are shown for representation purposes only and are not included in this purchase.

Which is better, TIFF or JPG, for art prints?

One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the difference between JPG and TIFF? I have written an article discussing the difference. Click here for more information.


This image and artwork are © Dan Kosmayer. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  Printing and use of this image are regestricted to PERSONAL USE.  Any sale, distribution, or modification of this image without prior written authorization is prohibited.  Agency licensing is available, don't hesitate to contact me.

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