Breathing new life into Bodie | NevadaAppeal.com

September 25, 2015 | Story and Photos Steve Ranson  |  NevadaAppeal.com KEEPING BODIE ALIVE As thousands of visitors stroll along Bodie’s streets and gawk at the numerous buildings, they see a community that is now one-tenth the size it was in the 1880s when the population hovered between 8,000-10,000, and …

Shot for Four Bits | Reno Gazette-Journal

From the Reno Gazette-Journal,  June 8, 1881 In Bodie yesterday, Dave Hitchel, otherwise known as Texas Dave, was shot by a gambler named Jim Stockdale. 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 …

Avalanche on Copper Mountain | Desert Magazine

from Desert Magazine – November 1975 – by Roger Mitchell IT HAD BEEN a bad winter, that winter of 1910-1911. Records amounts of snow had fallen in the Sierra. On a flat below 9,468-foot Copper Mountain in Eastern California’s Mono County, the turbines and generators of the Mill Creek Power …