Douglas Flat in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Italian Store
A Wells Fargo office also occupied the building with a safe and armed guard to protect the gold from the Table Mountain and along Coyote Creek. The mines included The Ohio, Hitchcock, Southwestern, Texas and the Lone Star. Some of these are located directly behind the store. The guard stationed at the rear of the building at its noticeable gun port. Should anyone try to bust the safe, he only had to poke his shotgun through the port that was aligned with the safe and pull the trigger.
Erected 2001 by Matuca Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus (September 15, 2001).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Resources • Notable BuildingsNotable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 38° 6.978′ N, 120° 27.248′ W. Marker is in Douglas Flat, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Douglas Flat CA 95229, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Brownsville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joseph Schachten (approx. 1.2 miles away); Murphys Grammar School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Buena Vista Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dunbar House (approx. 1½ miles away); Valente Building (approx. 1½ miles away); Ebbetts Pass Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Murphys (approx. 1½ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,973 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on August 27, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.