This image is inside Harvey Boone's store which continued selling into the 1920s even though Bodie's population was only 110, instead of the thousands during its glory years in the 1860s and 70s.
The store continued operating primarily because it added two gasoline pumps to serve a new tourism via automobiles and a curosity to see a genuine wild west ghost town.
In this photo the large coffee grinder is dominant and the dusty shelves still stocked with goods for sale. The James S. Cain family owned most of Bodie by the 1930s and it was not worth the time and expense to remove the goods when there was no one to buy them.
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Noel_Byrne (32556) 2014-06-22 7:10
Thanks for posting this, when I seen your last post I wondered what it looked like inside. Great to see you can step inside and in doing so, step 100 years back in time. The stand out part of this scene for me is the ancient phone on the wall which seems to be peering out like a ghost!
Its amazing to see places like this, a snapshot of another time.
Thanks as always
williewhistler (16404) 2014-06-22 11:47
it`s always interesting to me to visit these old stores so it`s a bonus to be able to view the remnants of a by gone age from the comfort of an armchair.
There appears to be a number of items along the shelves that would have been essential in their time.
Thanks for posting.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-06-22 14:32
Looks like one of those places where the people just got up move and left everything as they were. Awesome image of the days past and good reminder of the old days. Good details. Well done, tfs.