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

Peter L. Traver Building

 
 
Peter L. Traver Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Spenser, March 13, 2002
1. Peter L. Traver Building Marker
Little bit clearer picture of marker
Inscription. Constructed by Peter L. Traver in 1856, this is the oldest stone building in Murphys. Its iron shutters and sand on the roof protected it from the fires of 1859, 1874, and 1893. It served as a general store, a Wells Fargo office, and later a garage.
 
Erected 1950 by Chispa Parlor #39 Native Sons of the Golden West & Ruby Parlor #46 Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 466.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 8.268′ N, 120° 27.906′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Main Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson Building (here, next to this marker); Murphys Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Old Sperry Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store (a few steps from this marker); E Clampus Vitus (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. James D. Savage
State Historic Landmark 466 image. Click for full size.
By Mathew H. Kohnen, September 4, 2007
2. State Historic Landmark 466
(within shouting distance of this marker); John Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gordon Huff (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphys.
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Peter L. Traver Building with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mathew H. Kohnen, September 4, 2007
3. Peter L. Traver Building with Marker
Peter L. Traver Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mia Kostouros, circa April 2012
4. Peter L. Traver Building Marker
Peter L. Traver Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2007
5. Peter L. Traver Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,863 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 26, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona.   2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on June 21, 2014, by Mia Kostouros of Los Banos, California.   5. submitted on February 5, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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