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Murphy’s Saloon

 
 
Murphy’s Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
1. Murphy’s Saloon Marker
Inscription.  
Business started Circa 1866 by an Irish Miner
Bernard Murphy
Who had lived in Yankee Jim’s and Iowa Hill
His business endured the fire of 1879
Known as
“The Pastime” since 1925
Present owners, Harry & Elvira Bianchi

 
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus, Lord Sholto Douglas No. 3/Colfax Area Historica Society.
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 39° 6.044′ N, 120° 57.201′ W. Marker is in Colfax, California, in Placer County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1105 North Main Street, Colfax CA 95713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. IOOF Hall (a few steps from this marker); Illinoistown Lodge No. 51 (a few steps from this marker); Leopold & Josephine Lobner (a few steps from this marker); First Brick Building in Colfax
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(a few steps from this marker); John Butler, Druggist (a few steps from this marker); The Railhead Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Keck, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Colfax Freight Depot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colfax.
 
Also see . . .  Pub's story starts way back - Colfax Record. Newspaper article from the Colfax Record. (Submitted on August 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
The Pastime Club image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
2. The Pastime Club
Marker on the right.
10 North Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
3. 10 North Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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