Bodie, California

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Bodie, California

At one point, Bodie was half in Nevada and half in California. The town features a Chinatown from the late 19th century and the establishments operated by Sam Leon (Wong), who owned a laundry, Casino, and hotel. His wife was Paiute. Upon her death, he sent their daughter to be educated in Oakland and she eventually settled in Schurz, Nevada, where she taught her children Chinese and Chinese cooking.