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Bodie in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bodie

 
 
Bodie State Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
1. Bodie State Historical Marker
Inscription. Gold was discovered here in 1859 by W.S. Bodey after whom the town was named. Once the most thriving metropolis of the Mono Country, Bodie’s mines produced gold valued at more than 100 million dollars. Tough as nails, the “Bad Man from Bodie” still carries his guns and his Bowie knife down through the pages of Western history.
 
Erected 1964 by California State Park Commission, the Mono County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Mono County Historical Society. (Marker Number 341.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.818′ N, 119° 0.885′ W. Marker is in Bodie, California, in Mono County. Marker is on Bypass Road ¼ mile from California Route 270, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport CA 93517, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Return to Bodie (here, next to this marker); The Red Cloud Mine (a few steps from this marker); Life in Bodie (a few steps from this marker); James Stuart Cain
Bodie Monument image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
2. Bodie Monument
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bodey’s Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bodie and Benton R. R. (approx. 8 miles away); Aurora (approx. 8.2 miles away in Nevada); Dog Town (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bodie.
 
More about this marker. Monument is located directly next to the visitor's parking lot.
 
Also see . . .
1. California State Parks - Bodie State Historical Park. (Submitted on June 20, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
2. Bodie... A town frozen in time. The Friends of Bodie website. (Submitted on June 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Return to Bodie Marker, below state historical marker on monument image. Click for more information.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
3. Return to Bodie Marker, below state historical marker on monument
Bodie National Historic Landmark Marker, circa 1963 image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
4. Bodie National Historic Landmark Marker, circa 1963
Bodie Monument, wide shot showing monument and former mining equipment image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
5. Bodie Monument, wide shot showing monument and former mining equipment
Town of Bodie from a distance image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
6. Town of Bodie from a distance
Bodie Methodist Church, constructed in 1882 image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
7. Bodie Methodist Church, constructed in 1882
Standard Mill Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
8. Standard Mill Building
Dechambeau Hotel and Post Office, IOOF Hall image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
9. Dechambeau Hotel and Post Office, IOOF Hall
The Dechambeau Hotel and Post Office was constructed in 1879, erected postmaster George Putnam. Later it was Grandma Johnson's rooming house, and then subsequently the Dechambeau Hotel. The Oddfellows Lodge, No. 279, was constructed in 1880. In addition to its use as an IOOF lodge, the building also served as a morgue.
The Wheaton and Hollis Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
10. The Wheaton and Hollis Hotel
Constructed 1886, this structure was originally the US Land Office, then served as the power company office, and finally as a boarding house.
Old mining equipment image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
11. Old mining equipment
Bodie State Historical Park - Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2008
12. Bodie State Historical Park - Entrance Sign
Vintage Postcard of the Standard Mill image. Click for full size.
Merle Porter. Distributed by Royal Pictures, Colton,Ca.
13. Vintage Postcard of the Standard Mill
Description on postcard: The original wooden mill burned in the late 1890's. When the owners cleaned up the dirt and ashes they recovered enough gold to build the new 20 stamp mill. Theodore ("Ted") Hoover, brother of Herbert, lived in the house to the right of the mill and he was Superintendent of the plant. Ore from the Standard mine, discovered in 1887, was processed here until recent years when operation became sporadic. Today the mines are idle. Bodie is part of the California Park System...M.P.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,299 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   13. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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