Folklore and history of Bodie told |

Folklore and history of Bodie told

Marguerite Sprague, author of “Bodie’s Gold: Tall Tales and True History From a California Mining Town,” will be at Odyssey Books tonight.

Sprague brings this former boomtown 130 miles south of Reno back to life by weaving together mining claims, interviews with former Bodie residents and Bodie legends.

In September 2002, Bodie was proclaimed California’s official Gold Rush ghost town. Bodie reached its peak in the late 1870s and early 1880s with nearly 10,000 residents and more than 60 saloons and dance halls.

Sprague’s free reading begins at 7 p.m. Odyssey Books is at 11989 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. Call 477-2856 for more information.

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