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Volcano in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

General Store

 
 
General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 28, 2008
1. General Store Marker
Inscription. In continuous use since 1852. Built of Volcano brick and native limestone. Originally two stores: The Sacramento (left) owned by Mandelbaum & Klauber; Charles Burleson's store (right). Burleson bought the Sacramento, 1861; joined stores in rear. Lucca Cassinelli & Family were owners, 1865-1956; then sold to E. Poggio; E. Laun present owner since 1971.

[Smaller, red marker on the left of this one]:
Oldest continuously operated store in Calif. - since 1852. Originally two stores, Sacrament (left) and Burleson's (right). Purchased in late 1860's by Luca Cassinelli for $1,700.00 in gold coins. Cassinelli owned until 1956.
 
Erected 1972 by Amador County Historical Landmarks Committee.
 
Location. 38° 26.521′ N, 120° 37.854′ W. Marker is in Volcano, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16146 Main Street, Volcano CA 95689, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carlo Andrea Dondero (within shouting distance of this marker); Moose Milk (within shouting distance of this marker); St. George Hotel (within
The Volcano General Store (1852) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 28, 2008
2. The Volcano General Store (1852)
Said to be the oldest store in continuous use in California. Note that both the original structures that form the store are still visible.
shouting distance of this marker); Soldier Gulch (within shouting distance of this marker); Volcano (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Volcano (within shouting distance of this marker); Astronomical Observatory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Thomas Starr King Bell (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Volcano.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the brick part of the wall.
 
Regarding General Store. Although the store has been continuous use for more than 150 years, the town itself has shrunk tremendously since the store's foundation. Volcano was said to have more than 10,000 people at its peak, with 17 hotels and more than 30 saloons. Now the population falls short of 200.
 
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Front of General Store image. Click for full size.
By Victoria Wertheimer, March 3, 2010
3. Front of General Store
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,646 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on , by Victoria Wertheimer of Volcano, Usa. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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