A disastrous fire swept through Bodie in 1892 and many of the homes and buildings were destroyed. A slow rebuild took place but in 1932 another fire, believed to have been started by a little boy playing with matches destroyed all but 5-10% of the town. No doubt there were other general stores but this one is the only one that remains, with its inventory to a large degree still intact.
Need a new set of runners for your sled before winter sets in? Or a new miner's carbide lamp? An animal trap or a gold panning tin? But did anyone really need to paint their floor?
The opposite window was devoted to the ladies. I think of the women who strolled by this window daily longing for the dress displayed on this dress maker's form. Or maybe it was no more than the form for the sign below offers More than 200 patterns to choose from. The other sign advertises Holeproof Hosiery - Paris Colors for Smart Occasions.
Here I finally got smart, removed the lens hood from the camera and pressed the lens flat against the dirty glass. I was surprised at how well it came out and did this the rest of the day with pretty good luck.
I bet the price for gasoline was quite high having been brought in from such a great distance away.