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Bodie, General View, Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie, Mono County, CA



B&W Photos

HB87119
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 Bode Townsite Survey Of 1880

HB87120
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 View Of Bode From East

HB87121
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 View Of Bode And Mines From The Cemetary (looking East)

HB87122
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 View From Cemetary Looking East

HB87123
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 View From Southwest

HB87124
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 View From The Standard Ore Mill (looking West)

HB87125
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 View Toward The Union Hall

HB87126
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 Main Street Looking North (l To R Cafe, Odd Fellow's Hall & The Miners' Union Hall)

HB87127
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 R To L Morticians Building & Union Hall (west Side Of Main Street)

HB87128
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 View Looking East (l To R Miners' Union Hall & Odd Fellows Hall)

HB87129
Historic American Buildings Survey Wells Fargo Bank Historical Museum San Francisco, California Photo: Ca

HB87130
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 View Of Green Street Looking West Toward Potatoe Peak

HB87131
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 L To R The Siller House, The Stewert House, The Bell House

HB87132
Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 Typical Miner's House


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Item Title


Location
Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1918
Building/structure dates: 1839 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1859 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1874 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1879 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1946 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1962 subsequent work
Significance: Bodie is a Registered National Historic Landmark, and California Historical Landmark #341. Placer gold was first discovered here in July, 1859 and a quartz vein was discovered in August, 1859; but, though many efforts were made to exploit the area, it was not until 1874 that the great potential wealth of the district became promising. Bodie reached its pinnacle by 1879-80 when the population was estimated at 10 to 12 thousand, and when the production from the mines on Bodie Bluff was at its peak. During all of the productive years the mines contributed from 95 to 100 million in gold and silver bullion; and "highgrading" was carried on so openly that it was the magnet for the worst of the underworld who made "The Bad Man From Bodie" notorious. Because of the remoteness and the rapid exodus of the populace when mining became unproductive the town is truly a "Ghost Town," without a single all-year inhabitant and with buildings typical of a hastily built mining camp gradually falling to ruins. Its final demise occurred after the fire of 1946 destroyed the Klipstein-Rosecrans Mill which had just been restored to operation in a sporadic effort to revive gold mining in face of diminishing returns due to price pegging. Bodie has been acquired (in 1962) by the State of California as a State Park under the jurisdiction of the Division of Beaches and Parks.

Subjects
Fires
Immigrants
Stone Buildings


Related Names
Bodey, William S.
Standard Ore Mill
Cafe
Odd Fellow's Hall
Miners' Union Hall
Morticians' Building
Partridge, Ronald, Photographer
Koue, A. Lewis, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 BODE TOWNSITE SURVEY OF 1880
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 VIEW OF BODE FROM EAST
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 VIEW OF BODE AND MINES FROM THE CEMETARY (Looking East)
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 VIEW FROM CEMETARY LOOKING EAST
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 VIEW FROM THE STANDARD ORE MILL (Looking West)
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 VIEW TOWARD THE UNION HALL
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 MAIN STREET LOOKING NORTH (l to r Cafe, Odd Fellow's Hall & the Miners' Union Hall)
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 r to l MORTICIANS BUILDING & UNION HALL (West side of Main Street)
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 VIEW LOOKING EAST (l to r Miners' Union Hall & Odd Fellows Hall)
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Wells Fargo Bank Historical Museum San Francisco, California Photo: ca. 1928 GREEN STREET VIEW (Looking East)
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 VIEW OF GREEN STREET LOOKING WEST TOWARD POTATOE PEAK
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 l to r The Siller House, the Stewert House, The Bell House
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Partridge, Photographer July 1962 TYPICAL MINER'S HOUSE


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