Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Markleeville in Alpine County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Markleeville General Store

 
 
Markleeville General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 31, 2006
1. Markleeville General Store Marker
Inscription. On August 2, 1885, fire broke out in the Town of Markleeville destroying several buildings, including Harvey and Rask’s Bucher Shop and Smokehouse. Later on in the Fall, the building was rebuilt and reopened as Rask’s Butcher Shop. The building today, contains the original section plus additions, made in the 1890’s and 1950’s. The old cooler room, now referred to as the Antiques Room, has 12 inches of sawdust in its 14 inch walls for insulation. In the early 1900’s it changed into a general store. Through the years a soda fountain, service station and Post Office have been added and taken away, as the needs of the area and the times dictated. It still stands in the shadow of the Sierra’s to serve the needs of both residents and travelers alike throughout Alpine County.
 
Erected 2005 by Snowshoe Thompson Chapter 1827 E Clampus Vitus, July 30, 2005.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.668′ N, 119° 46.779′ W. Marker is in Markleeville, California, in Alpine County. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the Markleeville General Store building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14799 Hwy 89, Markleeville CA 96120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Markleeville General Store image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 31, 2006
2. Markleeville General Store
Marker is located on the wall to the left of the window.
least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alpine County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Alpine Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alpine County Historical Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Webster School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Log Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beautiful Hot Springs Valley (approx. 3.5 miles away); Grover Hot Springs (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Markleeville.
 
Also see . . .  The Record Courier: Markleeville General Store. (Submitted on October 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Markleeville General Store image. Click for full size.
My Place Postcards drawn by Bill Goggin, Publ by Hunter, Rough & Ready, C
3. Markleeville General Store
Markleeville, California
This tiny town has the honor of being the County Seat of California's least populated county...Courthouse now on site of Jacob Marklee's 1861 cabin...Hw was shot to death 2 years after founding town...Decline of silver mining after 1875 drastically lowered population...1886 fire destroyed much of the original town. First explored in 1843 by John Fremont who sighted Lake Tahoe from 8600' Carson Pass...Discovery of silver in Hope Valley in 1855 pre-dated Comstock Lode by years.
Postcard - Markleeville General Store - 1950's image. Click for full size.
By Frasher Foto
4. Postcard - Markleeville General Store - 1950's
Store, Fountain, Lunch Counter, Groveries, Service Station
On scenic Ebbetts Pass Highway across the High Sierras
Vintage Postcard - Wintertime at Markleeville, Alpine County, Ca image. Click for full size.
By Frashers Foto
5. Vintage Postcard - Wintertime at Markleeville, Alpine County, Ca
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,306 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement