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Placerville in Boise County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Boise Basin Mercantile Museum

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
1. Boise Basin Mercantile Museum Marker
Inscription. The Boise Basin Mercantile was built in the 1860's and was among the first stores in Placerville. The store holds the distinction of belonging to the first chain stores founded in Idaho. The owners operated similar businesses in Idaho City until the end of the mining boom.
The Mercantile now serves as one of Placerville's Museums. The artifacts found in the Mercantile allow visitors to view the shelves stocked with period items. This enabled them to recall the many wonderful treasures miners and travelers would find in a mining mercantile. In September 1984 the building was recognized as a Contributory Property and place on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in the building's basement is the lone cell of Placerville's original jail. Few criminals actually saw the inside of the jail during the community's early days as most received a bullet or swung from the end of a rope.
 
Erected 2007 by Placerville Historical Society and E Clampus Vitus, Snake River Outpost No. 1811 of Lucinda J. Sanders Chapter No. 1881.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 43° 56.586′ N, 115° 56.742′ W. Marker is in Placerville, Idaho, in Boise
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
2. Boise Basin Mercantile Museum and Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of Granite Street and Standifer Road, on the right when traveling east on Granite Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Placerville ID 83666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henrietta Penrod Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Fiddlers Murdered at Ophir Creek (approx. mile away); Snake Brigades & "Fur Deserts" (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Impounded Payette (approx. 8.4 miles away); Idaho Territorial Penitentiary (approx. 9.7 miles away); Pest House and County Jail (approx. 9.7 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Masonic Temple (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Boise Basin Mercantile Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
3. Boise Basin Mercantile Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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