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Bodie sits in a state of arrested decay. Buildings are shored up, but they’re not being restored to any sort of “former glory.” I’d seen photos of this general store on the Internet and noticed what looked like a working light bulb in the window. That couldn’t be real, could it? It was! Bodie has had working electricity since 1910 and this bulb (look closely) is one of three that have been burning for about 85 years. The other two bulbs are in an adjacent room.