The Guide to Bodie and Eastern Sierra Historic Sites
George Williams III
Today the ghost town of Bodie, California, between Bridgeport and Mono Lake, is a California State Park and a National Historic Site visited by hundreds of thousands each year. But in 1879 Bodie was a booming gold mining town known as one of the most violent places in the West. The "Bad Men from Bodie" were legendary. Murders were a daily occurrence. "Have we got a man for breakfast?" was a man's way of saying good morning.
After the first boom ended in 1882, the town limped along with sporadic mining success until the 1930s. When the last mine and mill closed, the people were forced to leave. Bodie became another of the West's famous ghost towns.
In this informative book, George Williams III tells of the gold discovery at Bodie in 1859, the death of its discoverer, the camp's boom in 1879, and its long decline. Williams tells how to get to Bodie, alternate routes, and what to do once you arrive. Presented in clear language with large, readable type, this is the bestselling guide to the ghost town of Bodie. In addition to Bodie, this book details the history and present state of other mining towns and camps in the area: nearby Aurora, Lucky Boy, Masonic, Clinton, Star City, Bridgeport, Dogtown, Monoville, Dunderberg Mine, Lundy, Mono Mills, Tioga, Old Mammoth City, Cerro Gordo, Laws, and the Chalfant Petroglyphs. A treasure chest for explorers, both active and armchair!
2013, 80 pages, revised, 14th printing, 8 1/2" x 11", full-color cover, 87 black & white photographs, 3 maps. Published by Tree By The River Publishing Trust.
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