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July 05, 2004

Good-bye God, I'm going to Bodie.

A photographic journey through Bodie ghost town. Stunning. The web offers more on the brief, tragic history of Bodie.

Killings occurred with monotonous regularity, sometimes becoming almost daily events. The fire bell, which tolled the ages of the deceased when they were buried, rang often and long. Robberies, stage holdups, and street fights provided variety, and the town's 65 saloons offered many opportunities for relaxation after hard days of work in the mines. The Reverend F.M. Warrington saw it in 1881 as "a sea of sin, lashed by the tempest of lust and passion."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 5, 2004 08:18 AM

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