Quotation by Administration in the State of Neva

Nearby Bodie was a notoriously tough camp, where "a man for breakfast" was so frequent an occurrence that the phrase "bad man from Bodie" was coined to describe those residents who were still in the land of the living. So impressive was its reputation for wickedness that once when an Aurora family considered moving to the town, the young daughter of the family finished her evening prayers with a tearful, "Goodbye, God, we're going to Bodie." Aurora ruffled whatever virtuous feathers it could muster and pointed scornfully. Bodie resentfully charged that the child has been deliberately misquoted—that what she had actually said was "Good! By God, we're going to Bodie"!
Administration in the State of Neva, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State (The WPA Guide to Nevada), p. 220, Binfords & Mort (1940).

On two 1860s mining camps.
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