August 6, 2012

Nothing Endures But Change (Bodie Edition)

Nothing Endures But Change (Bodie Edition)

From the glass towers of Chicago to the ghost town of Bodie, California, we go. Bodie, now a state historic park, is thirteen miles off Highway 395, just southeast of Bridgeport. Gold was discovered here in 1859, and within twenty years there was a booming town with a population around 10,000. The principle mine closed in 1913, though the town lingered on into the early 1940’s (more…)

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August 10, 2011

Laying Down the Laws (Museum)

Laying Down the Laws (Museum)

Every time I drive through Bishop I’m always curious about the Laws Railroad Museum, which is nearby on Highway 6. Traveling with my family this past week, I finally got a chance to stop by and check it out.

The place is interesting. I’d say it’s not so much a ‘train’ museum (like CSR in Sacramento) as an Old West museum (more…)

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