July 4, 1961 – Bodie is dedicated as a National Historic Landmark. National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Bodie was designated a National Historic Landmark on July 4, 1961 … Continue reading
September 28, 1941 – The bell from the firehouse belfry was returned to Bodie after a short disappearance. It was stolen from the firehouse on the night of August 10, 1941. Bodie Firehouse
September 4, 1932 – The U.S. Post Office is moved to the Lottie Johl house.
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
October 6, 1898 – The Standard Mill burns down. www.Bodie.com/history/structures/the-standard-mill/
September 15, 1882 – The first gathering took place in the Methodist Church. www.Bodie.com/history/structures/methodist-church/
September 15, 1882 – The first gathering in the Methodist Church took place.
May 9, 1882 – The “Bodie Evening Miner” newspaper is first printed.
June 6, 1881 – Newspapers report the town has become a resort, having no killings in the past week.
On February 19, 1881 the Bodie Railway and Lumber Company was organized.
January 24, 1880 – The fire hydrant system in Bodie is completed.
October 1, 1879, Pat Reddy, attorney at law, becomes Bodie’s newest citizen. www.Bodie.com/history/people/pat-reddy/
September 6, 1879 – H.Z. Osborne & Co. printed the first “Daily Free Press” newspaper in Bodie.
June 10, 1879 – The first load of Bodie ore weighs in at over 10,000 lbs. with “every piece showing gold.”
December 6, 1878 – The Grass Valley Union newspaper reports population in Bodie at 5,000.
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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
August 17, 1878 – Harvey Boone arrives in Bodie.
August 5, 1878 – Bodie’s first daily mail service is instituted.
June 28, 1878 – Construction on the Bodie Miners’ Union Hall was completed.
June 1, 1878 – Bodie Mining Co. makes a rich strike and stocks soar from .50 cents to $50 a share almost overnight.