Bodie: The Mines Are Looking Well...: The History of the Bodie Mining District, Mono County, California

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The common phrase, "the mines are looking well" reassured investors during the Bodie, California boom of 1877-1881 that the district was producing gold. The author has written the largest single history of any ghost mining camp, complete with 145 photographs (several unpublished 1879-1880 street scenes and views of the mines), and numerous untold stories embodied in the text and historical sidebars.

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Overview

The common phrase, "the mines are looking well" reassured investors during the Bodie, California boom of 1877-1881 that the district was producing gold. The author has written the largest single history of any ghost mining camp, complete with 145 photographs (several unpublished 1879-1880 street scenes and views of the mines), and numerous untold stories embodied in the text and historical sidebars.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972520003
  • Publisher: North Bay Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 10
Preface 13
Introduction 15
1 A Place Called Bodie: The Setting 18
2 Bonanza!: 1877-1878 38
3 "Great Scott! What a Mine!": 1879 66
4 "The Greatest Gold Mine the World Has Ever Seen": 1880 100
5 Boom and Bust on Silver Hill: 1881-1882 128
6 "A Quiet Town Is Bodie Today": 1883-1889 156
7 "There Is Much Encouragement to Look Forward To": 1890-1899 174
8 "The Ore Was Mined at an Actual Loss": 1900-1915 208
9 Leasers Work the Mines: 1915-1942 242
Epilogue: 1942-Present 264
App The Technology of Mining Gold 273
App Bibliography 277
App Glossary of Mining Terms (as used at Bodie) 282
Index 285
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