History

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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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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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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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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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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