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Old wooden church Bodie California

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Gold was discovered in the Bodie Hills (east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range), California, in the mid-1800s.  The population of the town boomed by the gold rush.  Bodie became a boomtown, and by 1879, it had a population of 7,000–10,000.  As the gold rush faded, the California town went into significant decline, and 1915 was commonly referred to as a ghost town.  With all its buildings (homes, stores, churches, and even ghost town saloon), the ghost town became an official state historical park in 1962.

Historic Methodist Church in Bodie, California

The large church building in the Bodie State Historical Park was originally a Methodist Church.  The wooden building structure was built in 1882.  Only two churches were ever built in the gold rush town.  The final religious service in the Methodist church was conducted in 1932.

This photograph of the old church is taken on a sunny day, and we look straight at the front entrance door and bell tower.  The wooden structure is still well preserved and an excellent building for Urban historic photography. 

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.

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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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