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Vallecito in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dinkelspiel Store

 
 
Dinkelspiel Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2006
1. Dinkelspiel Store Marker
Inscription.  The store was built in 1851 and opened for business in 1852 by the Dinkelspiel family, who had recently emigrated from Germany. The buildings were made of rhyolite tuff blocks from the Altaville Quarry. The small adjoining building originally used as a saddle shop. Later became the Wells Fargo Company’s express office. The first Wells Fargo agent in Vallecito was L. Dinkelspiel and Co. It was one of the many express companies which handled mail in the Mother Lode prior to 1854, when the Post Office was established.
 
Erected 2002 by Matuca Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus, September 14, 2002 Credo Quia Absurdom.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 38° 5.131′ N, 120° 28.376′ W. Marker is in Vallecito, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street
Dinkelspiel Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2006
2. Dinkelspiel Store
Marker is on the wall to the right of the door
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and Church Street. The marker is located on the southwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vallecito CA 95251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vallecito (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Nine Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Italian Store (approx. 2.4 miles away); Parrott’s Ferry (approx. 3.3 miles away); Joseph Schachten (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Brownsville (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ebbetts Pass Veterans Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away); Inspiration Point (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallecito.
 
Regarding Dinkelspiel Store. This building has been converted to a private residence. Please respect the owner's privacy.
 
Also see . . .
1. Panoramio Dinkelspiel Store. (Submitted on October 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Online Archive of California: Bancroft Library Photograph of Dinkelspiel Store. (Submitted on October 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Dinkelspiel Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2006
3. Dinkelspiel Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,994 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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May. 23, 2022