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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!

© Dan Kosmayer, 2009

All images are original and have been taken by Dan Kosmayer.

All my fine art prints are available as limited edition prints ONLY, professionally printed on Hahnemuhle fine art - archival museum grade paper. Each artwork is limited to 50 editions in each size, signed and numbered on the reverse of the photograph. And it is also accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Print only (unframed).

* If you would like a Custom size outside of these sizes, please email us, and we’d be happy to tailor it to whatever you’re after.

We ship everywhere, all over the world. Shipping rates change depending on where you are and what you order.

Your prints are carefully packaged, poster rolled, shipped & tracked to your door.

Please allow up to three weeks for the production & delivery of this print.

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