The Gold Rush Era Still Lives in Bodie, CA


Bodie, California was booming in 1876 after discovery of an impressive vein of gold. The town however went into decline in subsequent decades and was known as a ghost town by 1915. Today, thanks to its designation as a National and California historical landmark, Bodie is widely regarded as the most popular ghost town in America, with about 200,000 visitors yearly. Jamie Jensen guests with travel tips for those looking to visit a well-preserved vestige of the golden West in this week’s edition of American Road Trip Talk!

Gary Mantz (right), Host

As the owners and producers of award-winning American Road magazine devoted to promoting and communicating the joys of traveling America’s scenic and historic back roads, Thomas and Becky Repp want your future road trip to be both interesting and exciting. By teaming up with veteran radio broadcaster, Gary Mantz, they offer up valuable road trip planning information.

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