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Bodie

The Town that Belongs to Ghosts

From the Series Abandoned: Towns Without People

In 1880, citizens of Bodie, California, crowded onto Main Street to celebrate the Fourth of July. Among them were prospectors, miners, gamblers, and even gunfighters. They had all come to this dusty, remote spot in the mountains for one reason—to find gold. Within fifty years, however, the town’s Main Street would be abandoned and filled with a ghostly silence. Where did everyone go? What happened to the once thriving town? Bodie: The Town That Belongs to Ghosts tells the amazing but true story of a once bustling gold-mining town that was suddenly abandoned. The captivating stories include the tale of Bodie’s founder and the discovery of gold, as well as colorful accounts of real-life characters who once prowled Bodie’s streets, such as Mike “Man Eater” McGowan, the baddest man in town. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the exciting stories of saloon shootouts and grave robbers. Written in narrative format, this book is sure to keep readers hungry for more exciting real-life tales.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Category Hi-Lo
Subject Language Arts, Myths and Folklore, Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.5
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF025000
Dewey 979.4'48
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 840
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Kevin Blake