Bodie Methodist Church, 1882

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Hedley Lamarr: I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists. --Blazing Saddles, 1974

 

"The last service was conducted in it in 1932, when almost the entire population finally left Bodie. Since then it has been vandalized, including having the original oilcloth that had the 10 commandments painted on it, being torn down and stolen. There is a large size wire mesh blocking the entrance, but plenty of room to easily see in and take pictures. You can still see the old wood burning stoves used to heat the room during those terrible winter Sundays.

 

Also, many of the original pews and stained glass are still present and in tact. The small wooden structure at the front right corner of the church is a wood shed that was added on years later." --Bodie.net

 

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