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The Bodie State Historic Park is a state park and historic area in Bodie, California. It is touted as a ?genuine California gold-mining ghost town?.

Originally a mining camp discovered in 1859 by William S. Bodey, the site quickly became a mining town shortly after a mill was established in 1861. It became home to about 10,000 people by 1880. It started to decline when other boomtowns became more attractive to settlers, which left Bodie a ghost town by the 1940s.

The state acquired the site in 1962 and started to maintain it as the Bodie State Historic Park. Visitors today can enjoy the excellent scenery and tidbits of history at the site. Open year round, visitors can also troop up the venue in snowshoes, skis, or snowmobiles during the winter months.
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