Re: Hmm...ok, this is what is happening with DG.
Posted by RiverRat on April 09, 2002 at 16:49:29:
In Reply to: Hmm...ok, this is what is happening with DG. posted by Joel Briggs on April 09, 2002 at 16:02:40:
Cute article on Bodie--but a few words . . . .
Unfortunately your correspondent seemed to believe that crap the State Park puts out about the "Curse of Bodie". That story itself was swiped from Hawaii. I agree, Don't Take Things, but for the State Park, among the biggest relic thieves in California, to say stuff like that is the pot calling the kettle black. Go ask the State Park what happened to all the paper (mine pay stubbs and so on) and relics that was in that building at the Standard Mine. The building they cleaned out so they could store their backhoe. If it wasn't tossed out it was used to line their pockets OR sent to the "black hole" in Sacramento, the infamous State Park warehouse where everything goes and nothing returns. Stolen from Bodie.
The cards on the table . . . placed there by the State Park. The bottles on the bar . . . placed there by the State Park. The outhouses behind every building . . . removed by the State Park, must not give the wrong impression about Bodie. The beds in the houses . . . some of them still have the property tags hanging on them from the warehouse, who knows where they came from, but not from Bodie. The shingle roof on the wood jail . . . installed to replace the metal roof because some administrator decided Bodie should be shingled. How did what is left of Bodie survive the 1932 fire? Perhaps metal roofs? But metal is not historic enough.
Go see Bodie if you've never been, but go in on the old Gieger Grade road when the road opens up, not the old toll road they paved so the road maggots can cruize into town. And take nothing but pictures, and leave nothing but footprints, but consume several pounds of salt with what the State Park tells you.