Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 115
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 115

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WESTERN WEAR « ALL |S| Complete Outfits for Horsemen, Square. Dancers, '1TM [We fcanoJiers and tde little Cowboy* Hundreds of Western Leat/tereraft. Jetaefry anj Gffi items far iftntr selection --for any occasion. CALIFORNIA'S ORIGINAL WESTERN SHOP Houn 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Doily; Friday 1 2 - f Pleity of FREE PARKING BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS Southland's weekly qardon features fall how to grow them. CALIFORNIA YESTERDAYS Bodic's Ghosts Are Bloody wl t* uuL Composite photo is ol Bodie. one of California's ghost t o w n s and one o! the state's bloodiest in its s h o r t history, having s t a r t e d with a crime. of yesterday ·^·^ are the antiques of today. If you happen to enjoy browsing By 6/enno Thomas among ghosts of a past generation, you will find more than you ever dreamed of in Bodie, FINAL LIQUIDATION OF THE ENTIRE FURNITURE STOCK of the ALEXANDER SHULTZ CO. · The Entire Remaining Slock of Fine Furniture and Accessories MUST BE SOLD REGARDLESS OF LOSS YOU SET THE PRICE ALL OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND MACHINES ADDING MACHINE · DESKS AND CHAIRS CARPET RACKS · MISCELLANEOUS STORE FIXTURES DEALERS WELCOME COME IN --LOOK AROUND -- COMPARE WITH MERCHANDISE ELSEWHERE THEN . . . MAKE US AN OFFER This stock has already been marked down to the LOWEST point in our History. BUT NOW -- Even those prices mean nothing -- MAKE US AN OFFER!!! WE MUST VACATE in only a few days! · \ OPEN EVERY NIGHT UNTIL 9 P.M. SATURDAY 'TIL 6 P.M.; SUNDAY 10 to 6 P.M. ALEXAND SHULTZ 3838 ATLANTIC AVE. * TERMS MAY BE STILL ARRANGED Calif. It is one of the few authentic western ghost towns still intact. Spence Gregery, who was_ born in Bodie more than 60 years ago has gathered all the relics most apt to be carried away and housed them in the largest' building in town. For a small fee he will take visitors through the museum, explaining from his own experiences and first hand knowledge, details of the numerous items. There are odd musical instruments, old-fashioned m u s i c boxes, ancient sewing machines, assayers' and miners' tools, clothing of the past century, Indian relics, books and documents. There are an old wood burning heater with a rack of flat irons circling it--from the Chinese laundry--and hundreds of other articles that tell the story of how a past generation lived, wo'rked and played. EMPTV BUILDINGS of the town - - residences, s t o r e s , churches and mills where ore was treated -- all are a page from western history. And the history of Bodie began with crime. Throughout the town's short life it was one of the bloodiest and most l a w l e s s boom mining camps of the ruthless early west. It is said that the first mine to be developed at Bodie was abandoned by its original owner after he trapped his wife and her lover in the shaft and left them to die. It was later rediscovered and developed into one of the biggest producers in the west. SURROUNDING hills, pockmarked with abandoned mines, are proof of the activity that Bodie once knew. The boothill, with its epitaphs, depicts the life of violence or rather the violent deaths of many of the citizens. To reach the town take U.S. Highway 395 north of Mono Lake and seven miles south of Bridgeport. There, turn east on a well-graveled road marked with a sign: "Bodie." This leg of the trip is only 11 miles, but take a lunch because all the restaurants are "ghosts" and you will be hungry long before you are ready to leave. Midwinter Rodeo Tucson, Ariz., winter resort city, is preparing for its 34th annual midwinter rodeo--one of the top four in the country--to be held Feb. 19-22 at the arena south of the Old Pueblo. La Fiesta dc Los Vaqueros-Spanish for Feast of the Cowboys -- attracts some 45,000 winter tourists, who bask under a warm sun and watch America's test professional cowboys risk life and limb. ' :

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