Ghost town
Title:
Ghost town
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
This once famous town is today a small aggregation of old buildings and shacks clustered below the great mill and mines that sat on Bodie Bluff. The mineral belt extends for over 2 1/2 miles i the bluff above the town. It is said that over $80,000,000 was taken out of the mines. Wm. S. Bodie, after whom the town was named, found gold here in 1859. Gold was discovered in the Mono region in 1852 when the Mono trail was blazed, but in 1864, Sonora Pass wagon road was open and a great amount of the travel used this new road. Most of the town was destroyed by the fire of June 24, 1932


Bodie Museum in the Old Miners Union Hall of Bodie, California
Title:
Bodie Museum in the Old Miners Union Hall of Bodie, California
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Franklin Frasher This museum houses many of the relics of the early days of the mining camp of Bodie, including hearses, gambling tables, and a collection of fine Indian baskets, the old Bank records of the early days, all from the collection of the Cain family, who lived in Bodie for two generations. Bodie is in Mono County in the heart of the Mark Twain Country, just 18 miles from US 395 at Mono Lake Columbia Wholesale Supply



Bodie
Title:
Bodie
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Located 18 miles northeast of beautiful Mono Lake, at an altitude of 8,374 feet, this famous old mining town once boasted a population of over 10,000 and a reputation for being the wildest of all High Sierra gold camps. Wm. S. Bodie, after whom the town was named, first found golf here in 1859. Subsequently, over $25,000,000 was taken from this region. The few remaining historic buildings here survived the disastrous fire of 1932 --- R.D


Bodie
Title:
Bodie
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
One of the Old West's most colorful ghost towns was named after W. s. Bodey who in 1859 first discovered gold here. By 1880 the population grew to over 10,000. Gunfights were a daily occurance and some say that the Bad Man from Bodie can still be seen lurking in the shadows.



The Standard Mill At The Ghost Town Of Bodie
Title:
The Standard Mill At The Ghost Town Of Bodie
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Over 80 million dollars in gold was recovered from the Bodie Bluffs, discovered by Wm. S. Bodey in 1859, and processed in the Standard Mills, the first, being of wood, burned in the 90's, and was replaced form Gold recovered at the mills site. The Brother of President Hoover was superintendent of the mill, with the President having spent many of his younger days in the town, noted also in Mark Twain's writings of Bodie, and Mono Lake, just 18 miles away.


Bodie
Title:
Bodie
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Once a raucous mining boomtown, Bodie, now a ghost town, has been preserved as a State Historical Park.



The Bodie School House
Title:
The Bodie School House
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
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.


Methodist Church
Title:
Methodist Church
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
The Methodist Church was built in the old mining camp of Bodie, California, in the year of 1879, and during the Boom days of Bodie, always supported a resident pastor. The church was partially restored in 1928, but is again showing the ravages of time. Bodie became a thriving Gold Camp after the discovery of Gold by Wm. S. Bodey in 1859. The Bodie Bluff yielded over $80,000,000.00 during the life of its mines.



California State Park
Title:
California State Park
Bodie California (CA), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
Gold was discovered in the Mono region in 1852. Waterman S. Body discovered gold here in 1859. The change in spelling has been attributed to a illiterate painter. In 1879 Bodie had a population of over ten thousand, had the worst climate on earth, and sin was every where. "The Bad Men from Bodie" was known everywhere. A day never went by without a killing. With the towns 65 saloons, selling bad whiskey, with bad climate, brought bad men. In 1880 there were 30 mines in operation, a great number of fine restaurants. By 1883 all the mines but two had closed and by 1887 these were consolidated. The fire of June 24, 1932 destroyed most of what was left


Methodist Church
Title:
Methodist Church
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
The Methodist Church was built in the old mining camp of Bodie, California, in the year of 1879, and during the Boom days of Bodie, always supported a resident pastor. The church was partially restored in 1928, but is again showing the ravages of time. Bodie became a thriving gold camp after the discovery of gold by Wm. S. Bodey in 1859. The Bodie Bluff yielded over $80,000,000.00 during the life of its mines



The Bodie School House
Title:
The Bodie School House
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
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


The Standard Mill At The Ghost Town Of Bodie
Title:
The Standard Mill At The Ghost Town Of Bodie
Bodie California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Over 80 million dollars in gold was recovered from the Bodie Bluffs, discovered by Wm. S. Bodey in 1859, and processed in the Standard Mills, the first, being of wood, burned in the 90's, and was replaced from Gold recovered at the mills site. The Brother of President Hoover was superintendent of the mill, with the President having spent many of his younger days in the town, noted also in Mark Twain's writings of Bodie, and Mono Lake, just 18 miles away.





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