The site of the cyanide plant. Unlike most western towns, Bodie saw few fires during its boom years. However, later fires, such as the burning of the Standard Mill in 1898, hastened the town's demise. The mill was rebuilt and local mining experienced a brief resurgence, but by 1909 Bodie was again in decline. The burning of the cyanide plant occurred in 1947, and is attributed to arson.