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

Mrs. E. Trabucco Store

 
 
Mrs. E. Trabucco Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2011
1. Mrs. E. Trabucco Store Marker
Inscription.  Louis Trabucco was born in 1821 and emigrated from Italy in 1847. He opened his first store in Bear Valley in 1856. After becoming successful in his Mariposa mining and business ventures he returned to Italy and married 19 year old Elena Lambruschini in 1860. After returning to Bear Valley they opened stores in Benton Mills, (Bagby), Mount Bullion and Mount Ophir in addition to the Bear Valley store. A fire in 1869 destroyed the first store and they relocated to this site. After the death of Louis in 1883, Elena continued to run this store. This building was reconstructed after a devastating 1897 fire. The Mrs. E. Trabucco store continued operation until 1912. Louis and Elena Trabucco are buried in the nearby Bear Valley Catholic Cemetery. Currently this is the home of their great-grandson David Trabucco.
 
Erected 2011 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
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37° 34.183′ N, 120° 7.195′ W. Marker is in Bear Valley, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on State Highway 49 north of Bear Valley Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mariposa CA 95338, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bear Valley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bear Valley (about 500 feet away); Fremont’s Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); May Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bagby (approx. 2.9 miles away); La Mineta 1850 - Princeton 1854 - Mount Bullion 1862 (approx. 6 miles away); St. Catherine Catholic Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Townsite of Agua Fria, California (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bear Valley.
 
Mrs. E. Trabucco Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2011
2. Mrs. E. Trabucco Store
The marker is on the right side of the front of the building.
Mrs. E. Trabucco Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2011
3. Mrs. E. Trabucco Store
Mrs. E. Trabucco Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2011
4. Mrs. E. Trabucco Store
Luigi and Elena Lambruschini Trabucco image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lester J Letson, October 9, 2010
5. Luigi and Elena Lambruschini Trabucco
Pictures and story on Louis and Eleanor (Luigi and Eleanor) Trabucco from a pamphlet published by E Clampus Vitus in 2010.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,128 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   5. submitted on February 21, 2012, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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