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Near Benton Hot Springs in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Wells Fargo Agency and General Store

 
 
Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
1. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker
Inscription. This old building has listened to the sounds of civilization passing itís door for 100 years. The sound of miner, horse and oxen, wagon and stagecoach, auto and plane have all contributed to this symphony of a century. This building has never been without tenant and was first opened by J.R. Morrison as a Wells Fargo Agency and general store in 1868.
 
Erected 1968 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64/Mono County Board of Supervisors.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.015′ N, 118° 31.826′ W. Marker is near Benton Hot Springs, California, in Mono County. Marker is on State Highway 120 near Yellow Jacket Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located 3 miles west of Benton. Marker is in this post office area: Benton CA 93512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery City California (approx. 3.2 miles away); Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
2. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker
Wells Fargo Agency and General Store image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
3. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store
Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
4. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker
Old Bank Building at Benton Hot Springs image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
5. Old Bank Building at Benton Hot Springs
Old Bank Building at Benton Hot Springs image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
6. Old Bank Building at Benton Hot Springs
Old Jail at Benton Hot Springs image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
7. Old Jail at Benton Hot Springs
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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