Harvey Boone's store survived the fires of Bodie, perhaps in part to its location at the corner of Main and Green Streets, and an empty lot across providing space if a fire was spreading. Even after the decline of mining and population the Store continued operating also as a cafe and selling gasoline into the 1920s. Many modern visitors enjoy taking photos of the two antique gas pumps and Dodge pickup truck next to the store.
Many commercial Bodie operations were housed in the same building. In the case of Boone's Store, inside was the Office of Bodie & Mill Creek Stage Line in 1880.
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Sonata11 (33298) 2014-06-20 21:21
Hello Ray, interesting composition of this store. Impressive place. Like it. Best regards and have a great weekend, Barbara
Noel_Byrne (25788) 2014-06-21 9:02
I have to see his place someday, every scene you post make this more fascinating. How col is it that the shop still has a window display, I wonder how old the items in there are? You took this under perfect light too.
Have a good Saturday,
emka (81954) 2014-06-21 9:56
Hello Ray, Isn';t Bodie amazing? It is incredible that everything was left like it was many years ago. Nice shgot ion which we can see still window display. I do not remember this particular shop but I have of course the photos of gas pumps and Dodge pickup truck. I am waiting or more shots from Bodie.
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macjake (57950) 2014-06-25 4:30
I've always wanted to visit Brodie! It's on my travel list for sure :)
so these items in the store are true? they are actual items from the store back in the 1920's?
same with the other photo's you show, with the class room with desks and paper books? thats all real and legit from the 1880's?
if so, thats very very cool.
I take it all the buildings are locked up? you can't get inside any of them???
I would love to see the gas pumps and truck you mentioned in your other photo too.
love this series on Brodie!!!!