Almost all the cabins in Bodie have a large shed attached to the back. One source mentioned that wood was expensive in Bodie, upwards of $3.00 a chord in the winter (roughly a day’s wage for the average miner). As a result, most people kept their winter wood locked-up to prevent theft.
Because Bodie is above the treeline, all wood (whether for burning or building) had to be brought up the narrow mountain roads into town. At first this was done exclusively by triple-wagon loads pulled by teams of 20 mules. Later (in 1881), a railroad was built which allowed for easier transport of goods to the remote outpost. The railroad is no longer extant.

Almost all the cabins in Bodie have a large shed attached to the back. One source mentioned that wood was expensive in Bodie, upwards of $3.00 a chord in the winter (roughly a day’s wage for the average miner). As a result, most people kept their winter wood locked-up to prevent theft.


Because Bodie is above the treeline, all wood (whether for burning or building) had to be brought up the narrow mountain roads into town. At first this was done exclusively by triple-wagon loads pulled by teams of 20 mules. Later (in 1881), a railroad was built which allowed for easier transport of goods to the remote outpost. The railroad is no longer extant.

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