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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

General Gomez Cigar Factory

 
 
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By Frank Gunshow Sanchez, March 5, 2018
1. General Gomez Cigar Factory Marker
Inscription.  In 1892, Robert Wise opened a small cigar shop and factory on this site. Shortly there after, Mr. Wise took a business partner, Ernest Burns.

During peak times, the small factory was capable of producing as many as one thousand cigars a day. At 10 cents a piece, they were "the best cigars in the market for the price." The cigars and factory were named after General Maximo Gomez, who led Cuba in their fight to gain independence from Spain.

Dedicated September 5, 2015
by
E Clampus Vitus Lord Sholto Douglas #3
"and so recorded"


 
Erected 2015 by E Clampus Vitus Lord Sholto Douglas #3.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.753′ N, 121° 4.696′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Lincoln Way west of Sacramento Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this
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postal address: 1584 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auburn Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Wells Fargo Express Office – 1852 (a few steps from this marker); The Tsuda Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Placer County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); American Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Auburn Fire House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Feldberg – L. Newman, Clothing (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Native Sons Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 71 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 5, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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Nov. 28, 2020