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eBook Big Bad Bodie: High Sierra Ghost Town ePub

by Doug Brodie,James Watson/Doug Brodie,James Watson

  • ISBN: 0738840033
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Doug Brodie,James Watson/Doug Brodie,James Watson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corp; 1 edition (January 22, 2001)
  • Pages: 244
  • ePub book: 1740 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1420 kb
  • Other: lrf lit mobi mbr
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 806

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Bodie, California is the most well-preserved ghost town in the West

Bodie, California is the most well-preserved ghost town in the West. Geologists who know of its present rich ore deposits, say it could have been again, but since it became a California historic state park in 1962, that possibility was terminated.

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The author's discuss how to obtain an education in an obscure isolated town called Bodie. The Bodie Public School opened its doors the second Tuesday of March, 1878.

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Authors Jim Watson, photographer, and Doug Brodie, former newspaper reporter, have obtained items heretofore never explained nor described in writings about the old town. Doug Brodie: Co-Author Doug Brodie is a native of Canada and has lived most of his life in California. He is a graduate of University of the Pacific in Stockton and California State University, Sacramento.

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Big Bad Bodie: High Sierra Ghost Town. Bodie, California is the most well-preserved ghost town in the West.

Big Bad Bodie: High Sierra Ghost Town. Out of Stock Sorry, this item is currently out of stock. In their fascinating new book Big Bad Bodie, authors Watson and Brodie have endeavored to solve these puzzles and provide answers to questions, such as: Who is really buried in Bill Bodey's grave, and why? Why is the name of the town spelled BODIE, when the town's namesake spelled his name BODEY?

Authors Jim Watson, photographer, and Doug Brodie, former newspaper reporter, have obtained items heretofore never explained nor described in writings about the old town. Big Bad Bodie: High Sierra Ghost Town - eBook.

"Big, Bad Bodie: High Sierra Ghost Town" is a compilation of historical items and lore based upon the old ghost town, some from stories told by old timers, some from newspapers of the 19th and 20th centuries, and some from personal knowledge of the authors, acquired as the result of research in the Bodie area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is about life as it was lived in old Bodie, and some of it about death in those early days.

Comments

Marad Marad
Excellent book about Bodie and the surrounding area. Always wanted to get there but couldn't for health reasons, but this is the next best thing to going. Concise history about that lovely little town in the High Sierras. Brand New jus as advertised, saved $$$ purchasing through Amazon.
Zargelynd Zargelynd
After visiting Bodie a few years back, I wanted to know more about it's history and the characters that made up the town. This book provides excellent information on the people and businesses of Bodie. I definitely want to go back now! The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five was that I thought the authors got off on a couple too many tangants about towns in the region other than Bodie. If I lived in the area and knew these towns, it would be great, but since I don't, I just want to hear about Bodie. Otherwise, a fun read!
Niwield Niwield
there is even more information in this one than the other one I have. The shipping was fast good job seller. The book was also in wonderful condition. I am planning a trip this spring.
Tekasa Tekasa
Wonderful historical book about this infamous Sierra ghost town. Seems well researched and covers what is worth knowing about Bodie. A good read and not as 'dry' as some historical tomes can often be.
Teonyo Teonyo
The latest book on Bodie that I have found. The authors provide detailed information missing in past books about Bodie. Lots of photos plus detailed info on "Bodie Bill", his life and the 1932 fire. One of the best in my collections of books on the eastern Sierra mining camps and Bodie.
Bedy Bedy
A very interesting treatise on a unique part of California history. Well documented from historical archives.
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Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (1/07)

"In 1879 through 1881Bodie, California was one of the richest mining towns in the West." Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the town is now a historic state park. Both gold and silver were excavated from the town's mines. "Bodie is the best-preserved ghost town in the West.

James Watson and Doug Brodie combine history, legend and never before shared stories with their readers to bring to life the image of Bodie, once a thriving town now a ghost town.

The author's discuss how to obtain an education in an obscure isolated town called Bodie. "The Bodie Public School opened its doors the second Tuesday of March, 1878." There were 10 eager students. Within two weeks there were 40 students. The teacher was paid $100.00 per month.

The town is located 15 miles from Mono Lake. The lake has been referred to as "the Dead Sea of the West." The lake was used for transporting materials "to build the railroad and to haul wood products and lumber."

In 1911 a blizzard hit the area resulting in three avalanches, leaving nine dead. "The tremendous weight of snow on the mountainside gave way and with a roar bore down on the unsuspecting occupants of the dwellings....Within seconds the powerhouse and cottages were ripped off their foundations and flattened."

"Big Bad Bodie: High Sierra Ghost Town," by James Watson and Doug Brodie, is fascinating. The combination of facts and myth helps to teak the reader's interest. The photographs add much to the story, bringing the town to the reader. I found myself pondering the photographs. My husband and I are born tourist, we definitely want to see Bodie. I highly recommend this book to those interested in history, travel, ghost stories and nonfiction.

Received book free of charge.
Recently I became a fan of Bodie, CA. It's a great place to imagine what life was like 150 years ago. So, I'm reading as much as I can about Bodie, and it's history. This book does a decent job telling some of the out of the way stories. The authors Watson and Brodie do a nice job offering some of the flavor of the town. I especially liked the chapters school, Bodie Bill, and the Mark Twain involvement.