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by Marguerite Sprague

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Marguerite Sprague
ISBN: 087417628X
ISBN13: 978-0874176285
Language: English
Publisher: University of Nevada Press (August 3, 2005)
Pages: 264
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The Bodie Mining District was established in 1860 after the discovery. In Bodie's Gold, author Marguerite Sprague uses a wide range of original sources to recount Bodie's colorful history: its mines and miners; demimonde of saloons and brothels; schools, churches, and other institutions of settled life; residents of many origins, including Native Americans and Chinese; women in the town's social life and economy; and the pattern of its decline. The story is illustrated with period photographs and enlivened with the reminiscences of former residents and extracts from newspapers of the period.

In Bodie's Gold, author Marguerite Sprague uncovers the original sources of information whenever possible, from the first mining claims to interviews with former Bodieites

In Bodie's Gold, author Marguerite Sprague uncovers the original sources of information whenever possible, from the first mining claims to interviews with former Bodieites.

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The latest book on Bodie that I have found. 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. 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. Bodie is the best-preserved ghost town in the West.

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Bodie (/ˈboʊdiː/ BOH-dee) is a ghost town in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, United States, about 75 miles (121 km) southeast of Lake Tahoe, 12 mi (19 km) east-southeast of Bridgeport, at an elevat.

Bodie (/ˈboʊdiː/ BOH-dee) is a ghost town in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, United States, about 75 miles (121 km) southeast of Lake Tahoe, 12 mi (19 km) east-southeast of Bridgeport, at an elevation of 8379 feet (2554 m. .Bodie became a boom town in 1876 after the discovery of a profitable line of gold; by 1879 it had a population of 5,000–7,000.

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In Bodie's Gold, author Marguerite Sprague uses a wide range of historic documents and recent interviews with . All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Bodie's gold : tall tales and true history from a California mining town, Marguerite Sprague.

In Bodie's Gold, author Marguerite Sprague uses a wide range of historic documents and recent interviews with surviving Bodieites to bring this former boomtown back to life.

California’s official Gold Rush ghost town lives again in this vivid account.

The Bodie Mining District was established in 1860 after the discovery of gold deposits in the area. The boom ended just twenty years later, and the town began its long, slow decline, surviving into the twentieth century as a small town supported by a few small but steady mines. Mining ended with World War II. What remained of the town became a state park in 1964.

In Bodie’s Gold, author Marguerite Sprague uncovers the original sources for information whenever possible, from the first mining claims to interviews with Bodieites alive today. Sprague has traced several popular Bodie legends back to their original sources, leading to revisions of beloved myths, more details about some others and a few interesting new stories. Enhanced with numerous historic photographs and quotations from newspapers of that period, as well as by the reminiscences of former residents, Bodie’s Gold offers a fascinating account of life in a Gold Rush boomtown.

Comments to eBook Bodie's Gold
INwhite
Great book for more background and history on Bodie. Good to read before visiting the ghost town.
Androwyn
This is an excellent book, obviously a work of intense research and profound appreciation for the town and people of Bodie, California. The author touches upon myriad aspects of the town's development and decline, including anthropology, technology, and geology. The book also deals with the human side of this hard-scrabble community, and includes many personal reflections of actual Bodieites. The author also infuses the book with a unique sense of humor, which perfectly suits the subject matter. Highly recommended!
Malahelm
A well written and well researched and illustrated history of this old California gold mining town in the eastern Sierras.
Fenius
I found this to be a very informative book. Sprague's book includes 10 pages of references, footnotes, wonderful appendices, and an excellent index--not to mention several photos. Sprague was incredibly thorough in her research, and she spent more time discussing the Kutzadika Paiute and their lives than any other publication about Bodie than I've read to date. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the history of Bodie.
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