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

Butte Store

 
 
Butte Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 8, 2008
1. Butte Store Marker
Inscription. Constructed by Italian stone mason in 1857. Served pioneer settlers and miners as post office and general store later later known as Ginocchio's.
 
Erected 1985 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 19.532′ N, 120° 44.113′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker is on State Highway 49 at milepost 1.4, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson CA 95642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore Mine (approx. 1.6 miles away); Zeile Mine and Mine House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mokelumne Hill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Emily Peek's Saloon (approx. 2.3 miles away); Calaveras County Courthouse and Leger Hotel (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mokelumne Hill (approx. 2.3 miles away); William J. Paugh House (approx. 2 miles away); V. S. Garbarini, Sr. (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Regarding Butte Store. Originally built and operated by Enrico Bruni in
Butte Store, as it appears today image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 8, 2008
2. Butte Store, as it appears today
1857. The general store operated by the Ginnochio family for over 50 years, finally closing its doors in the early 1900's.

According to the Historic American Buildings Survey, the structure is constucted of brick and Calaveras schist fieldstone, with 3 iron doors of 20 panels each.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Butte Store image. Click for full size.
Photographer unknown. Photo courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress), 1930's
3. Butte Store
Note the absence of signs, plaques, or fencing.
Butte Store image. Click for full size.
By Burton Frasher, from the Pomona Public Library, Frasher Foto Postcard Collection, 1946
4. Butte Store
Note, still no fencing or sign. However, by the time this was taken, the state had recognized this structure as an official California Historical Landmark (No. 39), and mounted a plaque on the front of the building (barely visible in the photo).
Butte Store image. Click for full size.
Photographer unknown. Photo courtesy of the Bancroft Collection, University of California, 1956
5. Butte Store
Note still no fencing, and the plaque visible in 1946 is gone. However, the state did add a textless marker sign identifying the structure.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,367 times since then and 174 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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