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Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Thompson Building

 
 
Thompson Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2007
1. Thompson Building Marker
Inscription. Built soon after 1856 by John Thompson operator of Lime Kiln on Posky Hill and stone mason, who built adjoining Traver Building, and many other stone buildings.
Occupied, circa 58, by Meyer & Friedlander, General Merchandise. Later Fred Sackett ran a saloon here. Bill Herbert earnestly tried his best to shoot Sackett here in a gambling
 
Location. 38° 8.268′ N, 120° 27.906′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker and site are located next to the Peter L. Traver Building (see nearby marker for information). Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Main Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter L. Traver Building (here, next to this marker); Murphys Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Old Sperry Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store (a few steps from this marker); E Clampus Vitus (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. James D. Savage (within shouting distance of this marker);
Thompson Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2007
2. Thompson Building
Marker is mounted on the building on the right.
Built in 1860 against the outer wall of the Traver Building and used as a grocery store and saloon. Today is houses the Murphys Oldtimers Museum. Along its west wall is the E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations.
John Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gordon Huff (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Murphys.
 
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Thompson Building (Left) and the Peter A. Traver Building (Right) image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2007
3. Thompson Building (Left) and the Peter A. Traver Building (Right)
E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2010
4. E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,510 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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