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

Little Bodie

 
 
Little Bodie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2015
1. Little Bodie Marker
Inscription.
East of this site was located the Little Bodie mines. Organized in the 1930s it was composed of 5 mines or claims which produced high grade ore containing galena, pyrites, sulphide and gold valued at $12 to $15 per ton.
During its heyday the mines employed 5 workers and could produce 30 tons of ore per day. The facilities included a shop, pump, bunkhouse, mill and settling tank. Water for the milling process was pumped from springs located 100 feet south of the mines. The mineshaft were reportedly 175 feet below the surface and between 100 and 250 feet in length.
By the 1940s the mines began to falter and soon after all commercial operations ceased. Most of the equipment, machinery and buildings were dismantled and sold. Although its existence was brief, Little Bodie continued the tradition of being a gold producer started by its namesake "Big Bad Bodie" in the 1860s.

 
Erected 2014 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 8.983′ N, 119° 11.124′ W. Marker is near Bridgeport, California, in Mono County. Marker is on U.S. 395 near Bodie Road (California Route 270), on the right
Little Bodie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2015
2. Little Bodie Marker
when traveling north. Touch 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dog Town (approx. 1 miles away); Dynamo Plant and Pond (approx. 2 miles away); Poor Farm (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mono Diggins (approx. 5.3 miles away); Avalanche of 1911 (approx. 7 miles away); "Bridgeport Inn" (approx. 7.7 miles away); Frontier Justice (approx. 7.7 miles away); Mono County Court House (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at a turnout on the east side of U.S. Highway 395, about 1.6 miles south of the Bodie Road (California 270) intersection.
 
Additional keywords. mining
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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