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Sutter Creek in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

J. Monteverde General Store Museum

 
 
J. Monteverde General Store Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 28, 2008
1. J. Monteverde General Store Museum Marker
Inscription.  Typical of old country stores at the turn of the century. Opened in 1898. Over its counter and from its shed, the Monteverde Family offered for sale all manner and description of merchandise. The emporium served as a meeting place for housewives, supplied audience for aspiring politicians and provided children with turns at penny candy counter. Rose Monteverde, last of the store’s owners, closed the doors in 1971. Title to building given to the city by will with wish to preserve early history of Sutter Creek. Opened to public as a museum, June 1992.

Dedicated September 6, 1992 by the Native Sons of the Golden West, Harly M. Harty, Grand President

Funded by the James D. Phelan Trust
 
Erected by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 38° 23.654′ N, 120° 48.149′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador
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County. Marker is at the intersection of Randolph Street and Boston Alley, on the left when traveling east on Randolph Street. One block from State Highway 49. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sutter Creek Sanitarium (within shouting distance of this marker); C. Soracco Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutter Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brignoli Building (about 300 feet away); Levaggi Opera House (about 300 feet away); Native Sons Hall (about 400 feet away); Sutter Creek Jail (about 400 feet away); Bellotti Inn (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the wall, between the two doors.
 
Additional commentary.
1. My Wonderful Visits with Rose
I first walked into Rose's store in 1974. It was closed but she was watering the geraniams hanging in the window and the door was open. I thought it was an antique store. I startled her and she ask "What do you want, Mister?" I introduced myself and that started a love afair with Rose and my family. I bought many items out of the store, and she always said I have to keep one for the museum. We called her from Nevada City before
J. Monteverde General Store Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 28, 2008
2. J. Monteverde General Store Museum
coming in as we always brought her something from the bakery there. Around the 3rd or 4th visit we were invited into the house and she had a pint of ice cream in the freezer for my daughters who were 6 & 7 at the time. We loved her dearly and every time we left she would say "When are you coming back, Mister?" She grew to love us as we loved her. Nick Farago 2011 Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted June 22, 2011, by Nick Farago of Los Angeles, California.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,941 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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