These images were made in Bodie, a California gold-rush town, located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. They were taken inside the derelict buildings that still stand there. The interior artifacts are covered with dust and grit, but remain essentially as they were when the inhabitants abandoned the town over the decades. During its heyday Bodie had a reputation for wild and hard living. But as the gold disappeared so did the people, who left behind vacant houses, stores, hotels, churches, school houses and saloons. Now a National Historic Landmark, Bodie whispers of an extinct way of life iconic of the American West.

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