San Francisco Public Library

Bodie, abandoned town

5/16/15 - 8/13/2015

Main Library

International Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

Bodie was a bustling gold mine in late 1870's through the late 1880's, with a population of over 5,000 in 1879. However, by 1910 most prospectors had moved on to newer more prosperous mines in Montana, Arizona and Utah, and the population dwindled to less than 700. The mine was closed in 1942, due to a War Production Board order. The post office ceased operation and the town essentially became a "ghost town". People gathered, lived their lives here, and then left. The abandoned town lived on by itself under harsh weather conditions. My images express the passage of time and my inner thoughts.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 8:30 am
Main Library, Fulton Street Steps
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