This was Bob Conway’s home in Bodie. The Conway’s owned a freight wagon business. Their wagons would travel from Carson City, Nevada, to Bodie and back, probably continuously during the non-winter months. If you’ve driven on the road to Bodie, imagine what it must have been like going down that 13 miles on unpaved, rocky, bumpy, cold, windy, and sometimes dark road.
By the time World War II began, most of the Bodie residents had left town, but Bob Conway was one of the few who stayed in Bodie.