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Shot for Four Bits.

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 »

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Bobby Bell

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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Frank McDonell

In later years, Frank McDonell lived is this house. It’s likely that the spelling of Frank’s name was changed from “Mcdonele” to “McDonell”. The 1920 U.S. Census shows a “Frank D. Mcdonele” living in Bodie, age 30.

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Pat Reddy

Patrick Reddy was a Bodie lawyer. Yes, he was the one who defended the “Bad Man from Bodie”. On more than one occasion he kept supposedly guilty men from being hanged. Pat was very well known for his abilities as a lawyer, and was called upon often. Mr. Reddy was recorded on the 1880 Census:

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Cordelia Hays Dolan

Marker #: See Bridgeport Cemetery Cordelia Hays Dolan was born in Bridgeport, CA on June 26, 1881 and died Wednesday, August 4, 1943 at the age of 62. Cordelia lived in San Francisco for many years starting around 1918, but returned to Mono County in the summers be near her home town. For over fourty … 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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