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Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Original Raley’s Grocery Store

 
 
Site of Original Raley’s Grocery Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 9, 2010
1. Site of Original Raley’s Grocery Store Marker
Inscription.
Site of original
Raley’s Grocery Store
opened on February 16, 1935
by
Thomas P. Raley, Founder of
“Raley’s Super Markets
&
Drug Centers”

 
Location. 38° 43.658′ N, 120° 48.343′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Main Street west of California Highway 49, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on a rock base facing the street in front of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Main Street, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Placerville Drive In Market (here, next to this marker); Sgt. J. Scott Lindsay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snowshoe Thompson (about 700 feet away); Placerville Pony Express (about 700 feet away); Three Unfortunates Hanged (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hangmans Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Forum Café / Union Hotel / United States Trio Hall / The Forum Café / The Blue Bell Café (approx. 0.2 miles away); Branch Saloon/Bingham's Jewelrey/Seligman Building/Ewing Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
Also see . . .
Site of Original Raley’s Grocery Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 9, 2010
2. Site of Original Raley’s Grocery Store Marker

1. The Raley’s Tradition. Started by Thomas Raley in 1935, the Raley family continues operating his grocery business. (Submitted on September 9, 2010.) 

2. Thomas P. Raley. In 1935 Thomas P. Raley started the shopping store well known in Northern California...Raley’s! It is told that he leveled an empty lot -- corner of Highway 49 and Highway 50 -- and began advertising his store as the "nation's first drive-in market". Thomas Raley pioneered the nation’s first self-service meat counter stocked with prepackaged meats! (Submitted on September 9, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,137 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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