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Moving To Bodie

November 2023
1min read

Your excellent article “The Real Gold at Bodie” (April) failed to mention the story about the little girl who moved to Bodie from nearby Virginia City. Her father was a miner who had found a better-paying job in Bodie. Virginia .City’s paper, The Territorial Enterprise , miffed at losing a subscriber, reported that as the family left town the daughter cried out, “Good-bye, God, we’re moving to Bodie!” The Bodie Free Press had its own version. The little girl, it reported, cried out not in anguish but in joy: “Good! By God we’re moving to Bodie!”

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