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Near Benton in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Wells Fargo Agency and General Store

 
 
Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
1. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker
Inscription.  This old building has listened to the sounds of civilization passing it’s door for 100 years. The sound of miner, horse and oxen, wagon and stagecoach, auto and plane have all contributed to this symphony of a century. This building has never been without tenant and was first opened by J.R. Morrison as a Wells Fargo Agency and general store in 1868.
 
Erected 1968 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64/Mono County Board of Supervisors.
 
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 1868.
 
Location. 37° 48.015′ N, 118° 31.826′ W. Marker is near Benton, California, in Mono County. Marker is on State Highway 120 near Yellow Jacket Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located 3 miles west of Benton. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benton CA 93512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery City California
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
2. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker
Wells Fargo Agency and General Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
3. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store
Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
4. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store Marker
Old Bank Building at Benton Hot Springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
5. Old Bank Building at Benton Hot Springs
Old Bank Building at Benton Hot Springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
6. Old Bank Building at Benton Hot Springs
Old Jail at Benton Hot Springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
7. Old Jail at Benton Hot Springs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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