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

Thompson Building

 
 
Thompson Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2007
1. Thompson Building Marker
Inscription.  Built soon after 1856 by John Thompson operator of Lime Kiln on Posky Hill and stone mason, who built adjoining Traver Building, and many other stone buildings.

Occupied, circa 58, by Meyer & Friedlander, General Merchandise. Later Fred Sackett ran a saloon here. Bill Herbert earnestly tried his best to shoot Sackett here in a gambling argument.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 8.268′ N, 120° 27.906′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker and site are located next to the Peter L. Traver Building (see nearby marker for information). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Main Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter L. Traver Building (here, next to this marker); Murphys Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Old Sperry Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store (a few steps from
Thompson Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2007
2. Thompson Building
Marker is mounted on the building on the right.
Built in 1860 against the outer wall of the Traver Building and used as a grocery store and saloon. Today is houses the Murphys Oldtimers Museum. Along its west wall is the E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations.
this marker); Maj. James D. Savage (within shouting distance of this marker); John Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); E Clampus Vitus (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gordon Huff (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphys.
 
Thompson Building (Left) and the Peter A. Traver Building (Right) image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2007
3. Thompson Building (Left) and the Peter A. Traver Building (Right)
E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2010
4. E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,667 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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