Maxwell House presents "Ghost Town" - Bodie State Historic Park
Maxwell House presents "Ghost Town" - Bodie State Historic Park
Maxwell House Coffee had an "American Scene" series of TV shows in the 1950s. This episode, titled "Ghost Town" visits what is today a California State Park - Bodie State Historic Park.

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Maxwell House Coffee had an "American Scene" series of TV shows in the 1950s. This episode, titled "Ghost Town" visits what is today a California State Park - Bodie State Historic Park.

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Filmed at Los Angeles Union Station

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The Wheaton and Hollis Hotel and Bodie Store, "Then and Now".

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Bodie on Google maps

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The Misspelling of Bodey.

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Landscape photos of Bodie

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Types of Claims, from the Bureau of Land Management.

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Article: "November 20, 1859 – W. S. Bodey perishes"

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The Dechambeau Hotel and I.O.O.F. Building.

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Sam Leon Bar and Barber Shop

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Bodie Firehouse

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Article: September 28, 1941 – Bronze bell returned

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Then and Now photo of Bodie, before and after the 1932 fire.

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The businesses of Bodie

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The McDonald House

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The building on the right is the J. S. Cain house, now one of the California State Park Ranger residences.

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The Miners Union Hall construction was comleted on June 28, 1878.

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The Standard Mill is just one of approximately 20 mills that operated during Bodie's gold-mining days. It is also reported to be one of the most complete, in-tact mills from the era, anywhere in the United States.

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Article: Electrification of the Standard Mill

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Landscape views of Bodie

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Sawmill

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The Boone Store and Warehouse was owned and operated by Harvey Boone (incidentally, a direct descendent of Daniel Boone!). Harvey arrived in Bodie on August 17, 1878.

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Boone Store and Warehouse artifacts

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Map and information of the Bodie cemetery

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Old photo of the Bodie hearse

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The Bodie hearse can be seen racing through town in scenes from Hell's Heroes.

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The Bodie Bank was eventually owned by J. S. Cain, but burned down, leaving only the vault.

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A list of Bodie people.

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James Stuart Cain

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Ford Times – November 1951 – ‘The Bad Man from Bodie’ by Lucius Beebe

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The Bodie Jail

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The Johl House was a private home, but later served as the Post Office in Bodie.

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This is known as the Frank Quinville House.

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The Methodist Church

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The Hillcrest Hotel and Astoria Hotel can be seen in the background. More info on Uncanny.net and AngelsFlight.org

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