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Graphophone was the name and trademark of an improved version of the phonograph invented at the Volta Laboratory established by Alexander Graham Bell in Washington, D.C..Its trademark usage was acquired successively by the Columbia Phonograph Company (later to become Columbia Records). On display in the Bodie Museum and Visitors Center, one of fewer than 170 structures remaining in the ghost town of Bodie (less than 5% of the original buildings). Gold discovered here in 1859. Designated National Historic Landmark in 1961; 1962 it became Bodie State Historic Park. Bodie named California's official state gold rush ghost town. Historic District, California State Park. Mono County, CA.