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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:00 am
Main Library, Study Room 438
Toddler Tales
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:30 am
Main Library, Children's Storytelling Rm - 2nd Fl
Preschool Storytime (Mandarin)
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 am
Excelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Senior Tablet Classes
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:15 am
Sunset, Sunset Program Room
Meditation Group
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
Tai Chi at Noon
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00 pm
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley Patio

More related classes

Current Exhibits

Across the Divide
Through Thursday, November 14, 2019
Main Library, Chinese Center
Standing On The Mountain Top
Through Thursday, November 14, 2019
Main Library, African American Center
Backstage Pass:
Through Sunday, October 20, 2019
Main Library, Jewett Gallery

More related exhibits