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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 ...

Bodie: 1859-1962 2009, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738559865

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Bodie: 1859-1962 2009, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531638696

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