Chinese Immigrants in Bodie California during Gold Rush (1859 – 1890)

During the period of 1859 – 1890, there were a few hundreds of Chinese Immigrants in Bodie, CA. Most of them were mine workers in the early days, but soon be excluded from the mines. Some of them then became “laundrymen, cooks, kitchen helpers, laborers, peddlers, servants, store keepers, wood haulers, teamsters, dish washers, a waiter, a druggist, a restaurant owner, a lodging house owner…”

Mining Company:

Items left by the Chinese are becoming antiques now ……

Chinese residents:


The road from Bodie CA to Mono Lake CA:



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