|Harvey Boone also owned the livery business and Boone Stable in town. He was a principle business owner and had many other interests. Besides this store, he purchased Gilson and Barber's store and operated it, as well as this store. He had many interests in town, including being one of the five men who, in October of 1879, formed the Bodie Water Company. This was for the purpose of supplying the town with water to fight fires.