Mono County Points of Interest

Historic Point of Interest: Bodey Grave in Bodie State Historic Park 25 June 2009
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Bodey Grave
Cemetery Road
Bodie State Historic Park

The large granite marker reads:

Buried here are the mortal remains of
Waterman S. Bodie
1814 - 1859
Native of Poughkeepsie New York

Near here July 20 1859 Bodey along with his partner and burro struck gold. Four months later returning with supplies he lost his life in a blinding snow storm. This small sturdy indomitable man left Bodie to posterity never knowing its importance.

Donor Sharkey Begovich Gardnerville Nev.
Marker Boone's Memorials Sonora Calif.
State Park Ranger Jim Stewart

The small metal marker reads:

E Clampus Vitus

This marker placed in memory of William S. Bodey,
Discoverer of the Bodie mines,
Who lies buried on this hillside.

"Let him repose in peace among these everlasting hills"

Erected by Snowshoe Thompson Chapter ECV

October 5, 1957

Bodey's first name is uncertain. His name could be William, Waterman or Wakeman.

Source: Wikipedia

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