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

George Schaffer House

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1. George Schaffer House Marker
"This building was originally constructed during the 1860's boom years, a period of unprecedented growth and prosperity in Truckee's history. Its builder, and purported occupant, George Schaffer was a legendary figure that helped shape Truckee's growth during its early years. The building was the main residence for Schaffer's immediate family at its original Church Street location, probably until he moved to Martis Valley in 1871. At that time, it likely continued to be intermittently used as a second residence along with the new home in Martis Valley, or perhaps was occupied by one of his numerous children. The property was moved to its River Street address sometime around 1896. Despite the move, given the historic context, the building has a direct and significant association with the early development of the Town of Truckee."
Dedicated August 12, 2017
Erected by Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 12, 2017.
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39° 19.623′ N, 120° 11.055′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on West River Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10031 W River Street, Truckee CA 96161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Schaffer (a few steps from this marker); Jax Truckee Diner (within shouting distance of this marker); Truckee (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Truckee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theodore Dehone Judah (about 400 feet away); “The Tin Can” ----------- “Dot’s Place” (about 700 feet away); Truckee’s Old Stone Garage and Site of Town’s First Dwelling (about 700 feet away); First Log Cabin (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2020, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 28, 2020, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 30, 2023