One of the earliest attempts to arouse the gaming instincts of the camp was brought about through the efforts of M. Stewart, Silas Smith, Ben Butler, J. Pollack, and William Witherow. In the spring of 1878 they donated money to start a race track on the flat south of town. By the following year, horse … Continue reading
In Bodie yesterday, Dave Hitchel, otherwise known as Texas Dave, was shot by a gambler named Jim Stockdave. The bullet penetrated the intestines. Hitchell is in a very low condition. He formerly kept a hotel at Mill Creek, but for the last few months has fallen from grace and degenerated into an opium fiend — … Continue reading
Transcribed from the Lewiston Morning newspaper Lewiston, Idaho, Sunday, July 12, 1959 From Bodie to Garfield – E. W. Billeb, a New Yorker who fled Wall Street in 1907 to try his luck in a Nevada silver rush, stands beside a memorial marker at Bodie Calif., a onetime boom town that now is a ghost … Continue reading
This rare photo of Bodie, taken from the north at Milk Ranch Canyon facing South, shows a different Bodie than most people are familiar with seeing. Looking at the full-size photo you get to see the huge cyanide-leaching ponds that once laid East of Main St. and the Bodie Creek (also visible in the photo.) … Continue reading
This is NOT an official announcement from, by, or associated with Bodie State Historic Park, it’s just a note to the many thousands of people who are concerned about Bodie after hearing of the many earthquakes nearby. Notice on the California State Parks website Donate via the Bodie Foundation On Wednesday, December 28, 2016 … Continue reading
Robert “Bobby” Tenneson Bell was born in Bodie on March 9, 1914, and died January 9, 2003 in Carson City, NV – just 2 hours north of where he spent most of his life.
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U2’s album “The Joshua Tree” released on March 9, 1987. Today, that album is among the most popular albums ever released. While most people recognize the Joshua tree (the tree, not the album) because of U2, many people don’t know that U2 visited Bodie! Those who attended one of The Joshua Tree concerts and bought … Continue reading
reposted from LATimes.com Gold days: State park, once a prospectors’ boomtown, is kept in a state of ‘arrested decay.’ Ghost sightings, though, remain alive and well. November 23, 1997 | BRENDAN RILEY | ASSOCIATED PRESS BODIE, Calif. — Thanks to a buyout of old claims, modern strip mining won’t disrupt tourists’ reveries about life a … Continue reading
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re-posted from the Herald-Journal – Nov 23, 1997by BRENDAN RILEY, Associate Press BODIE, Calif.—Thanks to a buy-out of old claims, modern-day strip mining won’t disrupt tourists’ reveries about life a century ago in this isolated town. The $5 million deal means that quiet will prevail in what was once one of the wildest towns in … Continue reading
Hard-luck town a tombstone for the wild West by RUSTY COATS / McClatchy News Service / September 5, 1993 BODIE — At its peak, this Eastern Sierra mining town boasted 10,000 residents and 27 saloons, and blood flowed as freely as whiskey. The town churches chimed the ages of the men killed in sidewalk … Continue reading
More… History : Structures : Wheaton and Hollis Hotel and Bodie Store
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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