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Bodie, California Ghost Town

Stagecoaches in front of the Grand Central Hotel on Main Street in 1880. Tucked away in the hills of Mono County is Bodie, with scarce 800 inhabitants. It is a peaceful, respectable town now, but time was when it contained … Continue reading

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Camping Out in California: Pine Mountain Narrative (1887)

A man by the name of John R. G. Hassard wrote the following narrative of his “camping expedition of sixty-eight days” in the Ventura County backcountry of California. As an aside, Ventura County was created on January 1, 1873 and … Continue reading

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