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December 1, 1877 – First non-stop stagecoach

December 1, 1877 marked the first non-stop stagecoach trip from Carson City, NV to Bodie.

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The Mono County Bank was incorporated

October 10, 1877 – The Mono County Bank was incorporated.

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September 2, 1877 – First fire bucket brigade

September 2, 1877 – The first organized volunteer fire bucket brigade was formed.

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September 2, 1877 – First organized volunteer fire bucket brigade

September 2, 1877 – The first organized volunteer fire bucket brigade was formed.

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July 10, 1877 – Standard Mill begins production

July 10, 1877 – The Standard Mill begins production.

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May 1, 1877 – Silas Smith opened his first store

May 1, 1877 – Silas Smith opened his first store in Bodie near King & Main Streets. He moved the building from Aurora, and his store became Bodie’s first post office.

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October 15, 1862 – First appearance of the spelling "Bodie"

October 15, 1862 – The first appearance of the (incorrect) spelling “Bodie” is noted. www.Bodie.com/history/stories/misspelling-of-bodie/

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April 24, 1861 – Mono County was founded

Mono County was founded on April 24, 1861, with the county seat at Bridgeport, CA.

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November 20, 1859 – W. S. Bodey perishes

On November 20, 1859, W. S. Bodey perished in a snow storm. He and his mining partner, “Black Taylor”, got caught in the severe storm and Bodey couldn’t make it back to their camp. Taylor continued on, so he could bring back supplies to his friend, but upon returning, couldn’t find him. It was several … Continue reading »

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