“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Ione in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Buena Vista Store

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By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2005
1. Buena Vista Store Marker
Inscription.  Buena Vista's store and house situated in Jackson Valley, was built by John Fitzsimmons, then sold to Sam Cook, then to James Norris and afterwards to Jacob and Verona Strohm. Once situated in Lancha Plana it was moved by the Chinese who discovered gold beneath its foundation. A bargain was made that it be moved six miles to Buena Vista. The Chinese and Sam Cook rebuilt it on this site. Its roof is supported by rafters made of Georgia Pine brought "round the horn." Built in 1850, it is one of Amador County's oldest landmarks.
Erected 1973 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Raymond P. Johnson, Grand President , March 10, 1973.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 38° 17.651′ N, 120° 54.808′ W. Marker is near Ione, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Buena Vista Road and Jackson
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By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2005
2. Buena Vista Store
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Valley Road on Buena Vista Road. The marker is on the front of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5864 Buena Vista-Ione Road, Ione,Ca 95640, Ione CA 95640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buena Vista (here, next to this marker); Ione's Annual Picnic (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ione High School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4 miles away); Steam Flour Mill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Daniel Stewart Co. Store (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Red Brick Building Saloon (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ione's Chinatown (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ione.
More about this marker. Marker was placed, "In memory of U.S. Senator, James D. Phelan."
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Historic American Buildings Survey (LOC)
3. Buena Vista Store
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,130 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   3. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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