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Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store

 
 
Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 7, 2009
1. Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store Marker
Inscription. After a fire in 1859, pioneer Doctor Jones rebuilt this structure to withstand future disasters. It served as his office, and is constructed of limestone, brick, 30 inch windowless walls and iron shuttered doors. In 1867, it was sold to John Hauselt and used as an Oddfellows hall. In 1886, it was rented to brothers Ben and James Stephens, general mercantilers, who opened a cheap cash store. The old painted sign can still be still be seen on the west side of the building. Presently owned by Amy and Bob Monsen.

Plaque erected by Chispa Parlor No. 139, NSGW. Dedicated on March 13, 1993, by the Native Sons of the Golden West. Harly M. Harty, Grand President
 
Erected 1993 by Chispa Parlor No. 139, Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 8.27′ N, 120° 27.892′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Algiers, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 432 Main Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Jones Apothecary – Front View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 7, 2009
2. Jones Apothecary – Front View
marker. Murphys Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Old Sperry Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Peter L. Traver Building (a few steps from this marker); Thompson Building (a few steps from this marker); The Old Fisk Building (within shouting distance of this marker); E Clampus Vitus (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. James D. Savage (within shouting distance of this marker); John Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Murphys.
 
More about this marker. Marker is to the left of the front door.
 
Regarding Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store. The building is currently an art gallery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sierra Nevada Adventure Company's History of their General Store. Although the history is primarily for a different building within Murphys, this page contains information on the Stephens Brothers and John Hauselt. (Submitted on February 11, 2009.) 

2. Murphys Town History. A short history of the town, including a description of the 1859 fire mentioned on the marker. (Submitted on February 11, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
"Cheap Cash" as Mentioned on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 7, 2009
3. "Cheap Cash" as Mentioned on Marker
A cash store is another name for a general store. The Stephens brothers operated their general store here from 1886 to 1897 - their name is still visible painted here on the wall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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