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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 during 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 a 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 is an excellent building for Urban historic photography. 

© 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).

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