"Bodie Panorama at Dawn"
August 2009, Bodie Ghost Town, California
The Methodist Church is the centerpiece of this panorama I shot at dawn. Built in 1892, it is the only church still standing in Bodie. It's not as though Bodie's citizens were known for their religious beliefs. It is reported that in its heyday Bodie boasted 65 saloons, numerous brothels, and just a handful of churches. Bodie's reputation for wickedness ranked right up there with Tombstone and Dodge City, forever assuring its place in western lore.
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