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Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Segale Building

 
 
Old Segale Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2011
1. Old Segale Building Marker
Inscription.  Rebuilt in 1859 as a stone, fire-proof, grocery and provisions store by Vassallo & Co. In 1861 was the homestead of J.C. Green & Wife. By 1863 owned & operated as a bakery by B.M. Orengo & Ruiseco. It is said that the baker Ruiseco was shot to death by a gun he had rigged in his cash drawer, while getting change for a little girl's 5 dollar gold piece early one morning. Purchased in 1871 by Paul Segale & David Baratini. Paul & Rosa Segale raised 8 children here. Second youngest, Annie, owned it until her death at age 94. The Jim Riggs family purchased the building in 1978.
 
Erected 1992 by Ruby Parlor No. 46, Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
 
Location. 38° 8.253′ N, 120° 27.864′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Main Street east of South Algiers Street, on the
Old Segale Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2011
2. Old Segale Building
right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 425 Main Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Fisk Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Sons of the Golden West (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Murphys Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sperry Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter L. Traver Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. James D. Savage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphys.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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