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Burkham House

Though I don’t currently have any information on this house, I thought it was a very attractive house. Most homes in Bodie were not very fancy, but this one stands out because of it’s corner window. Looking through the windows of the Burkham house shows you what is left of this once beautiful house. You … Continue reading »

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Misspelling of Bodie

“Incidentally, it is to Robert M. Howland that history is indebted for adopting the spelling “Bodie,” as it has now been for 110 years. Judge J. G. McClinton, who came to Aurora in 1860 on the heels of its discovery and was later a Nevada state senator and presiding judge in the Eighth District, and … Continue reading »

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James Stuart Cain

J.S. Cain came to Bodie at the age of 25 looking to make his fortune in business. He built an empire one piece at a time. One of his first businesses was barging timber across Mono Lake to Bodie. Timber was used for shoring up mines, building hoisting works, firing the wood-burning boilers for the … Continue reading »

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Mark Wells Cain passes away – December 24, 2010

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Mark Wells Cain passed peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 24, 2010 after a long illness. Mark was born Dec. 31, 1949 to James Cain and Liz Burke Cain in Bridgeport, Calif., where he lived until 1994. Mark married his bride, Cindy E. Cain, on May 16, 1981 in Bodie, Calif., at … Continue reading »

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Rosa May Oalaque

Rosa May was buried outside of the cemetery proper. As she was a prostitute, some of the “upper-class” people in town would not approve of her getting a burial among the more “respectable” folks. This headstone was placed here around 1965 by Louis Serventi. Louis’s Uncle, Antonio, apparently lived near Rosa May when she was … Continue reading »

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John B. Kennedy

John B. Kennedy Died July 11, 1902 Aged 39 Years Back   Next

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George W. Dolan

George W. Dolan Born Apr. 4, 1884 Died Nov. 21, 1905 Back   Next

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Gustav A. Seiler

Gustav A. Seiler 1888—1891   Back   Next  

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William T. Owens

William T. Owens (Billy) MO. 1855 Bodie 1933   Back   Next  

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I. N. Mkean

I. N. Mkean Born March 24, 1860 Died May 30, 1923 Back   Next

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James B. Perry

James B. Perry A Native of Ireland Died June 9, 1896 Aged 63 years. Late Supervisor of Mono Co.   Back   Next  

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Catherine Cook Gregory

Catherine Cook Gregory BORN MAY 14, 1854 DIED MARCH 31,1912 ‘Weep not, for she is not dead, but sleepeth.’ Luke 8:52   Back   Next  

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Nathan Cook

Nathan Cook Son of Catherine C. And Nathan H. Gregory Born Jan. 12, 1887 Died Sept. 22, 1890 Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdorn of Heaven.   Back   Next  

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J. Emit DeChambeau

J. Emit DeChambeau Born Nov. 6, 1900 Died Apr. 23 1905   Back   Next  

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Rangers of Bodie

Here’s a list of California State Park rangers who have worked at Bodie State Historic Park over the years. This list is meant as an homage to those Rangers who have helped to protect and preserve the park for generations to come. If you know of a Ranger (not a park aide) that isn’t listed … Continue reading »

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Bodie Catholic Church

In the summer of 1879, the Catholic Priest who presided over Bodie, Father John Cassin, called on the Catholic members of the town to help raise funds to build a church. The Bodie Standard newspaper reported on July 9, 1880 that the women of Bodie has raised over $1,000 for the church. In July 1882, … Continue reading »

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The Standard Mill

Here the Standard mill, which processed ore from the Standard Mine (originally named the Bunker Hill mine in 1861 when it was first registered.) Most of the inner workings are still in tact, some of which the public can see during a guided mill tour. Rangers and Park Aides conduct a history talk and tour … Continue reading »

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September 28, 1941 – Bronze bell returned

September 28, 1941 – The bronze bell from the firehouse belfry was returned to Bodie years after it was stolen.

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September 4, 1932 – U.S. Post Office is moved to the Johl house

September 4, 1932 – The U.S. Post Office is moved to the Lottie Johl house.

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June 23, 1932–Second major fire destroys more of Bodie

June 23, 1932 – the second of two major fires destroys more of the town, leaving what we now see in Bodie. To compare before and after photos of the 1932 fire, visit www.Bodie.com/history/structures/bodie-then-and-now/ Then, watch excerpts from a movie filmed in Bodie in 1929 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGqR-DshGH4

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