Bodie Boom Town-Gold Town: The Last of California’s Old-Time Mining Camps By Douglas McDonald (Author) Though Bodie was discovered in 1859, no significant mining started until rich strikes in 1877 brought about a furious mining rush two years later. Photos show mines and miners, street scenes, buildings, the mill, and the crowds which made up Bodie. ISBN-10 : 9780913814888 ISBN-13 : 978-0913814888