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Berlin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Company Store

 
 
Company Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
1. Company Store Marker
Inscription. The Company Store stood on this lot. It sold nearly everything needed in everyday living, including clothing, groceries, prospecting supplies, grain, and drugs. The local doctor acted as his own druggist by compounding the drugs he prescribed from the ingredients carried on the store shelves.

W.J. Watson, who spoke a little Spanish, managed the store, and was also postmaster.

In 1905, during some labor troubles, the store also served as a jail. During the day the prisoner was chained to one of the porch posts and at night he slept inside chained to a cot.

The building still standing in back was a warehouse, with a storage cellar underneath.
 
Erected by Firmin Bruner (Berlin Resident Since 1904).
 
Location. 38° 52.927′ N, 117° 36.587′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is on Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park Road 2 miles south of Nevada Route 844, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. If driving north marker is 2.1 miles north of NV Route 844. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doctor's Office & Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Watson's House
Company Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
2. Company Store Marker
The marker for the Company Store is seen in the forefront of the photograph. The warehouse spoken about in the marker can also be seen.
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Firmin Bruner (within shouting distance of this marker); Mine Superintendent's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Foster's Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal Yard (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Berlin.
 
Also see . . .  Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Web Site. (Submitted on October 25, 2015.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 155 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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