Bodie and Benton R. R.
Surveyed in March, 1881, and completed in
December, 1881, with materials hauled from
Hawthorne, Nevada, through Bodie to this
road bed, at a cost of one million dollars.
This narrow gauge railway carried timber
supplies 31.74 miles from Mono Mills to
Bodie Station, rising in grade 2074 feet to
an elevation of 8500 feet. Operations
continued until 1918, when decreased mining
activity caused the railroad to be dismantled.
Deducated September 13, 1969
Bodie Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
Mono County Board of Supervisors