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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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October 6, 1898 – Standard Mill burns down

October 6, 1898 – The Standard Mill burns down. www.Bodie.com/history/structures/the-standard-mill/

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September 15, 1882 – First gathering in the Methodist Church

September 15, 1882 – The first gathering took place in the Methodist Church. www.Bodie.com/history/structures/methodist-church/

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September 15, 1882 – First gathering in the Methodist Church

September 15, 1882 – The first gathering in the Methodist Church took place.

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May 9, 1882 – First issue of "Bodie Evening Miner" newspaper

May 9, 1882 – The “Bodie Evening Miner” newspaper is first printed.

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June 6, 1881 – Newspapers report has had no killings in the past week

June 6, 1881 – Newspapers report the town has become a resort, having no killings in the past week.

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February 19, 1881 – Bodie Railway and Lumber Company organized

On February 19, 1881 the Bodie Railway and Lumber Company was organized.

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January 24, 1880 – Fire hydrant system

January 24, 1880 – The fire hydrant system in Bodie is completed.

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October 1, 1879 – Pat Reddy moves to Bodie

October 1, 1879, Pat Reddy, attorney at law, becomes Bodie’s newest citizen. www.Bodie.com/history/people/pat-reddy/

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September 6, 1879 – First "Daily Free Press" newspaper in Bodie

September 6, 1879 – H.Z. Osborne & Co. printed the first “Daily Free Press” newspaper in Bodie.

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June 10, 1879 – First load of Bodie ore

June 10, 1879 – The first load of Bodie ore weighs in at over 10,000 lbs. with “every piece showing gold.”

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December 6, 1878 – Grass Valley Union newspaper reports population

December 6, 1878 – The Grass Valley Union newspaper reports population in Bodie at 5,000.

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South Bodie Gold Mining Company is incorporated

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Today in Bodie history: August 19, 1878 – The South Bodie Gold Mining Company is incorporated.   South Bodie Gold Mining Company Bodie, Mono County, California Office, Room 44, Nevada Block. Robert Barton, president; Henry Deas, secretary; H.C. Callahan, superintendent; B.B. Minor, E.C. Morton, Henry Deas, W.H. Brown, Robert Barton, trustees. Annual meeting, third Monday … Continue reading »

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August 17, 1878 – Harvey Boone arrives in Bodie

August 17, 1878 – Harvey Boone arrives in Bodie.

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August 5, 1878 – First daily mail service

August 5, 1878 – Bodie’s first daily mail service is instituted.

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June 28, 1878 – Construction on the Bodie Miners’ Union Hall completed

June 28, 1878 – Construction on the Bodie Miners’ Union Hall was completed.

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June 1, 1878 – Bodie Mining Co. stocks soars

June 1, 1878 – Bodie Mining Co. makes a rich strike and stocks soar from .50 cents to $50 a share almost overnight.

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February 2, 1878 – Beginning of stage service

February 2, 1878 – Beginning of stage service 3 times a day between Bodie & Aurora, and once daily to Bridgeport, 1878.

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December 4, 1877 – Standard Co. declares a dividend

December 4, 1877 – The Standard Co. declares a dividend of $1 per share… and the Bodie boom begins!

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