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Bodie is a ghost town in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California. As Bodie
Historic District, the U.S. Department of the Interior recognizes it as a National Historic Landmark. Also registered as a California Historical Landmark the ghost town officially became Bodie State Historic Park.
Bodie was a gold rush town in the high desert just east of the Sierra Nevada at an elevation above 8,000 feet. The desert conditions provided benefits for the preservation of many of the buildings and the site is a very interesting California State Historical Park. One of the interesting facts about Bodie is that this was the first town to have electricity brought in from a remote hydro-electric generator plant.
Michael P. Smuda, 24 September 2002
It is home to the Bodie Miners' Union flag.