Bodie

1859-1962

Author: Terri Lynn Geissinger

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439620911

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Nestled amongst the sage-covered, windswept hills of California’s Eastern Sierra is the site of one of the most notorious mining towns of the Old West. In 1859, gold was discovered in the treeless hills northeast of Mono Lake. By 1879, Bodie was a metropolis of nearly 10,000 souls and was briefly the third-largest city in California. Excitement was short-lived, however, and word soon spread that the mines had reached peak production. An exodus began, but contrary to popular belief, Bodie was never totally abandoned. People continued living in this curious and beautiful place throughout the 1950s, and in 1962, the California State Parks system purchased the town site. Now stabilized against the elements, Bodie is today known as the largest unrestored ghost town in the West.

Bodie

"the Mines are Looking Well--" : the History of the Bodie Mining District, Mono County, California

Author: Michael H. Piatt

Publisher: North Bay Books

ISBN: 9780972520003

Category: History

Page: 287

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Based on three decades of research, this book tells the story of mining in the former boomtown of Bodie, CA. Woven throughout are accounts of gambled fortunes, engineering marvels, and vigilante uprisings. Tracing Bodie's history from the discovery of gold in 1877 to the departure of its last residents in the 1940s, the book includes scores of never-before-published photos.

Bodie's Gold

Tall Tales and True History from a California Mining Town

Author: Marguerite Sprague

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874176285

Category: History

Page: 248

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The Bodie Mining District was established in 1860. The boom ended just twenty years later and the mining ended with World War II. What remained of the town became a state park in 1964. With numerous historic photographs and the reminiscences of former residents, this book offers an interesting account of life in a Gold Rush boomtown.

Big Bad Bodie: High Sierra Ghost Town

Author: Doug Brodie,James Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462833845

Category: History

Page: 244

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The mid-19th century mining town of Bodie, California located at 8,369 feet, atop the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just 3 1/2 miles from the Nevada border, was considered one of the richest gold and silver mining towns in the west. Geologists who know of its present rich ore deposits, say it could have been again, but since it became a California historic state park in 1962, that possibility was terminated. The old town, now the best preserved ghost town in the Nation, is maintained in a state of arrested decay by the State of California, meaning it will never be restored to its once rough and tough condition of the 1870s, but it is prevented from further deterioration through a system of constant repair. The public is encouraged to visit the old town, and this book is a compilation of stories, news items, historic information, and reports of its past, some true, some possibly true, and some probably outright lies by citizens of the past and news reporters who wrote for the many old newspapers that described life as it was lived in the years immediately following the Civil War. Authors Jim Watson, photographer, and Doug Brodie, former newspaper reporter, have obtained items heretofore never explained nor described in writings about the old town. Their research has made this book a one of a kind publication.

The Story of Bodie

Author: Ella M. Cain

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787209415

Category: History

Page: 134

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First published in 1956, this is a history of California’s official state gold rush ghost town, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, and in 1962 became Bodie State Historic Park. The account is written by Ella M. Cain, a native of Bodie, whose father-in-law James S. Cain and family owned much of the land the town is situated upon and had hired caretakers to protect and to maintain the town’s structures following its decline in 1914. “Bodie deserved and sustained its reputation of being the most lawless, the wildest and toughest mining camp the Far West has ever known.”—Ella M. Cain

Bodie and Esmeralda

Being an Account of the Revival of Affairs in Two Singularly Interesting and Important Mining Districts, Including Something of Their Past History, and the Gist of the Reports of Profs. Benj. Silliman and Wm. P. Blake [and Others] Also General Resources of Mono and Esmeralda Counties

Author: Joseph Wasson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bodie (Calif.)

Page: 60

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A Year in Bodie

A Park Ranger’S Diary

Author: Margaret R. Chavez,Carl S. Chavez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483641147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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A Year in Bodie follows the lives of Carl and Margaret Chavez from October 1966 to October 1967 in the harsh, isolated conditions of Bodie State Historic Park where Carl began his career as a park ranger for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. His wife Margaret, pregnant at the time, endured the challenging conditions and environment of Bodie, yet somehow managed to thrive and provide a loving home. Her account of those times from a womans perspective give us a glimpse of a time that is no longer with us.

Goodbye God, I'm Going to Bodie

Author: Calamity Jan

Publisher: WildWest Publishing

ISBN: 9780972180009

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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When Meggie and Paige and a kid named Johnny uncover the missing diary in the ghost town of Bodie, California, they have no idea what secrets had been buried for over a hundred years. Bodie--once known as the Wildest Mining Camp in the West--comes to life through the words of the unknown girl whose words, Goodbye God, I'm going to Bodie have become a legend. The Ghostowners set out to discover Anna's secrets, but uncover a whole lot more than they had bargained for.

Bodie Troll

Author: Jay Fosgitt

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 161398863X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Written and illustrated by Jay Fosgitt (Rocket Raccoon & Groot), Bodie Troll is a rollicking fantasy adventure celebrating the importance of stalwart friendships and being true to oneself. Bodie Troll wants to be a fearsome creature, but in truth he’s downright adorable. Alongside his best friend Cholly and her Fairy Godmother, Bodie is up for any challenge, from protecting the village from spellbound beasts to performing shape-changing theater. If he’s lucky, he just might scare someone along the way. A massive original graphic novel, including all previously published Bodie Troll stories, for fans of all ages!

Bodie

Author: James Hitt

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

ISBN: 0719827795

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Lawyer Josh Thorn believes in the law and justice. Even so, when he agrees to defend prostitute Rosa May Whitefield, he knows he jeopardizes his standing in the community. In 1880 the mining town of Bodie, California, averaged a killing a day, but Rosa May's crime broke all the rules when she killed one man and wounded two others because they beat and raped her. Powerful forces line up against Josh and the girl, and her fate appears sealed until two killers arrive looking for Josh. With the help of friends, Josh orchestrates a jail break. A vigilante posse tracks the fugitives into the High Sierras before events lead Josh back to Bodie for a final showdown.

Bodie

Good Times and Bad

Author: Nicholas Clapp

Publisher: Sunbelt Publications

ISBN: 9781941384268

Category: History

Page: 144

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Experience the history of Bodie State Historic Park, just east of Yosemite National Park.

Bodie on the Road

Travels with a Rescue Pup in the Dogged Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Belinda Jones

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510732969

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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For the fans of Eat, Pray, Love and Marley & Me, a heartwarming story of a 2,000-mile road trip taken by a woman and her dog. Bodie, mystery mix rescue pup, is on death row in a Los Angeles dog shelter, having been abandoned by his owner. Belinda, a heartbroken woman, is in a heap on the floor of her vintage apartment, having been dumped by the man of her dreams. Two lost souls ready to find a new life—together. Belinda falls in love with Bodie the moment he plants his furry butt on her bare, flip-flopped foot. Soon, the two embark on a 2,000-mile West Coast road trip, taking in spectacular Big Sur, a pack run in the wilds of Oregon, afternoon tea at Doris Day’s dog-loving hotel in Carmel, a fragrant encounter with the creator of Kennel No.5 furfume, and a bar stop in a small town near San Francisco where a dog was elected mayor and served for thirteen years . . . On their soul-searching adventure, Belinda and Bodie cruise along California State Route 1, one of the most iconic highways in America, heading towards Portland, Oregon—repeatedly voted one of the most dog-friendly cities in America. Join Belinda and Bodie on this feelgood road trip, and you, too, will feel the wind in your hair and a wag in your tail!

Bodie

California Ghostown

Author: Brian Leng

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504904443

Category: History

Page: 40

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The town of Bodie, was to say the least was an exciting and exhilarating place in its hey- day where people were came with hopes and dreams of a better way of life. It’s now a testament to what life was like during the California Gold Rush days. Hopefully it will remain a reminder of days long past and where future generations, can see what the Wild West was truly like.

A Year in Bodie

A Park Ranger’S Diary

Author: Margaret R. Chavez,Carl S. Chavez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483641147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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A Year in Bodie follows the lives of Carl and Margaret Chavez from October 1966 to October 1967 in the harsh, isolated conditions of Bodie State Historic Park where Carl began his career as a park ranger for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. His wife Margaret, pregnant at the time, endured the challenging conditions and environment of Bodie, yet somehow managed to thrive and provide a loving home. Her account of those times from a womans perspective give us a glimpse of a time that is no longer with us.

Jerusalem's Hope

Author: Brock Thoene,Bodie Thoene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101176857

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In this bestselling series Bodie and Brock Thoene have thrilled readers with an epic tale chronicling the struggle for the world's holiest and most turbulent city. As Jerusalem's Hope opens, strategist Moshe Sachar remains hidden in a secret tunnel beneath the Temple Mount, safely removed from the chaos of Israel's 1948 war of independence, while the funeral of an elder rabbi proceeds above him. Using the instructions the rabbi gave him before his death, Moshe opens another sacred scroll and is once again transported to the dramatic biblical story of a charismatic but mysterious prophet. As word of the miracles performed by this seer spreads, bloody violence erupts, threatening the future of the Roman state and revealing the prophet's surprising identity.

Bodie

The Gold-Mining Ghost Town

Author: Kari Schuetz

Publisher: Torque Books

ISBN: 9781626176942

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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"The wild reputation of Bodie was unmatched in the Old West. The California gold-mining town attracted a rough crowd. Bodie had gamblers, drinkers, gunslingers, and robbers all after riches. This high-interest children's title includes a wealth of information about the gold rush that once made Bodie a "get rich" destination. This title includes: fun facts, sidebars, captioned photos, world maps, timelines, and open endings that let readers form their own conclusions!"

Bodie Gone

Author: Bill Hyde

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865343177

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Frances Tip DeQuill -- affluent housewife, mother, and sometimes newspaper writer -- was mortified when the iron door clanked shut. Yes, she was locked up in the Bridgeport jail. Imprisonment marked the beginning of the price she would pay for investigating a sequence of ominous, unlikely events that had occurred close to Bridgeport and the nearby ghost town of Bodie, California.Frances had been obsessed trying to unravel the mystery of the strange things that had happened, much like prospectors who had been driven to seek Bodie's Veda Madre. No warnings, no threats, and not even jail could divert her attention. Her quest for a story would take her back in time to the gold rush days and urge her to chronicle the stories of eight strangers who had struggled to reach Bodie seeking gold, love, lust, adventure or revenge. Her strangers would interact with some of the best known characters from the Old West and they would experience many historical happenings. But nothing they suffered would prepare them for their bizarre departure from Bodie.Would Frances find the truth? Could she escape her hunters? Would she have time to expose the cover-up and find the real meaning of Bodie Gone?