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Hornitos in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Wells Fargo Office

1854

 
 
Old Wells Fargo Office Marker image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2014
1. Old Wells Fargo Office Marker
Inscription.  
Situated 150 feet south of here was
The original
Hornitos Office
of
Wells Fargo & Co.

This plaque is dedicated to the
Pioneers of California
by
Yosemite Parlor No. 24. N.S.G.W.
of Merced

 
Erected 1928 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Yosemite Parlor No. 24 and Wells Fargo & Union Trust Co.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
 
Location. 37° 30.103′ N, 120° 14.298′ W. Marker is in Hornitos, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on Bear Valley Road (County Road J16), on the left when traveling south. This marker was originally placed on, and now at the site of, the Native Sons' Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2882 Bear Valley Road, Hornitos CA 95325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. D. Ghirardelli & Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hornitos Masonic Hall (within shouting distance of this marker);
Old Wells Fargo Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. Old Wells Fargo Office Marker
Hornitos Masonic Hall No. 98 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hornitos (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hornitos (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Hornitos (about 400 feet away); Cavagnaro General Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Catherine Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hornitos.
 
Old Wells Fargo Office Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Old Wells Fargo Office Marker
Original location of the marker, between the doors of the Native Sons of the Golden West parlor building.
Old Wells Fargo Office Marker next to Golden Stag Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
4. Old Wells Fargo Office Marker next to Golden Stag Hall
NSGW Hall image. Click for full size.
5. NSGW Hall
This is where the marker was originally placed between the doors.
Golden Stag Hall image. Click for full size.
6. Golden Stag Hall
The Golden Stag Hall is the dark building on the right side of the picture. The ruins of the Ghirardelli Store are just beyond the hall. The Native Sons' Hall is the light colored building on the near side of the Golden Stag, and the marker can be seen mounted between its two doors.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2011, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on December 28, 2020, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1. submitted on January 6, 2020.   2. submitted on September 6, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on December 28, 2020, by James King of San Miguel, California.   4. submitted on September 6, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   5, 6. submitted on December 28, 2020, by James King of San Miguel, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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