The Bodie School House

The Bodie School House California


Stock #: 48409
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Bodie
State: California (CA)
County: Mono
Publisher: Columbia
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The discovery of Gold on Bodie Bluffs by Wm. S. Bodey in 1859 with the subsequent yield of $80,000,000.00 during the life of its mines, was the start of the thriving mining camp of Bodie. This school employed three teachers. The Principal kept order with a long slim poker. The Brick building behind the school was the sub-station for the famous Thomas A. Edison's first long distance power line from green creek to Bodie. Edison's line ran straight, between the two points, regardless of obstacles, as it was believed in the first days of electricity, that the voltage would bounce off the lines on the turns.
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