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by Michael H. Piatt

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Author: Michael H. Piatt
ISBN: 0972520058
ISBN13: 978-0972520058
Language: English
Publisher: North Bay Books; First Limited Edition edition (March 1, 2003)
Pages: 288
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A native of California, Michael H. Piatt first visited the ghost town of Bodie in 1968. In 1969 and 1970 he served as a Park Aide at Bodie State Historic Park.

A native of California, Michael H. In 1981 he set aside his career as a civil engineer to study traditional blacksmithing in New Mexico.

Bodie is one of California's most popular state parks. The History Of The Bodie Mining District, Mono County, California as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

4to. Color, stiff pictorial wrappers, 287 p. foreword, preface, introduction, illustrated from photographs, plates, facsimiles, maps, epilogue, appendices, bibliography, glossary of mining terms (as used at Bodie), index. Foreword by Gary F. Kurutz

4to. Kurutz. The history of Bodie, now a ghost town, was in its heyday, yielding millions in gold and silver each year

More than a decade in the making, this important work by Michael H. Piatt is the first book to tell the complete story of Bodie - from the arrival of prospector . Body in 1859 to the quiet departure a century later of the dying town's last residents.

The History of the Bodie Mining District Mono County, California. x 11 Hardcover w Dustjacket 287 Pages. There are a lot of books on Bodie but most have the same old history in them.

2 Abstract The Bodie mining district, in Mono County, California, is the site of a historical gold mining operation

2 Abstract The Bodie mining district, in Mono County, California, is the site of a historical gold mining operation. A magma source underground and a series of faults allowed a hydrothermal system to develop in which water was heated underground and forced to the surface, where it deposited minerals, including silver and gold in quartz veins. These veins were mined and the ore milled and smelted into gold bars locally in Bodie between the 1840s and 1950s, when it was abandoned.

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The mines are looking well. These words appeared repeatedly in late nineteenth-century newspapers and mining journals to reassure investors who had speculated in risky, often corrupt, western gold and silver mining stocks. Infused with investment capital, companies spent lavishly as they dug for mineral riches. Their abandon cast an air of confidence that made the future deceptively bright for burgeoning mining towns scattered throughout the American West. One such town was Bodie, California. Today Bodie is a ghost town, carefully preserved as one of California s most popular state historic parks. In Bodie: The Mines Are Looking Well . . . author Michael H. Piatt unravels the old town s compelling mystery. While previous books have discussed Bodie s social history and focused on three tumultuous boom years from 1878 to 1880, this work tells the entire story. From the discovery of gold in 1859 to the town s abandonment in the mid-1900s, Piatt explains the forces that determined Bodie s fate. Tracing the stories of six principal mines, this book examines Bodie from the perspective of its mining district. Woven into this gilded narrative are tales of life in a remote, rough-and-tumble community, lively accounts of gambled fortunes, frontier violence, engineering marvels, and battles of men and machines against the forces of nature. The sources used to uncover these dramatic details include newspapers from Bodie and neighboring towns, mining journals, government reports, and publications by technical societies. Principal among eyewitness accounts are interviews with prospector, miner, and mill hand, Robert T. Bell. Born at Bodie in 1914, Bell was the last person to have worked in Bodie s underground. Bodie: The Mines Are Looking Well . . . contains more than 160 historic photographs, maps, sketches, detailed source notes, a comprehensive bibliography, and a glossary of mining terms. It is a must read for aficionados of the Old West, for students of mining history, and for every inspired traveler captivated by a silent, eastern-Sierra outpost that once boasted the greatest gold mine the world has ever seen.
Comments to eBook Bodie: The Mines Are Looking Well... The History of the Bodie Mining District, Mono County, California
Zuser
I purchased this book for a friend. I had a chance to read it after he did. It is a very informative book that explains in depth the history of Bodie. I had visited Bodie several years ago and was fasinated by the storyline of information that was available from the park services. A good read that answered many of the questions that I took away from my visit to the town.
Hawk Flying
Mr Piatt spent a lot of time researching for this book and it definately shows and is very informative of the history of mining in Bodie with great photos. A must have definately.
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