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North San Juan in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Wells Fargo & Company / North San Juan - 1853

 
 
Wells Fargo & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. Wells Fargo & Company Marker
Inscription.
[ Building consists of three sections. Marker #1 is mounted on the front of the far right section. Marker #2 is mounted on the front of the center section. ]

Marker #1:
Wells Fargo & Company
1854
Office and holding center for gold and currency, 1854 – 80. Block & Furth Co. clothing store, 1861 – 69. Chinese laundry and store operated by Happy Go Lucky, 1890 – 1920. Bar and liquor store since 1934. First saloon owner “Ma” Cunningham, 1934.
Dedicated October 7, 1978
Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart, No. 10
E Clampus Vitus – Nevada City, Calif.

Marker #2:
North San Juan
1853
Dedicated to the memory of the founder Christian Keinz and to all the pioneer Argonauts of San Juan Ridge, who by their labor and fortitude contributed so greatly to the wealth and economy of Nevada County, California and the nation.
Placed by
Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart
Chapter E Clampus Vitus
Oct. 12, 1963

 
Erected 1963 by Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.194′ N, 121° 6.303′ W. Marker is in North San Juan, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on State Highway 49,
North San Juan - 1853 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. North San Juan - 1853 Marker
on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29349 Highway 49, North San Juan CA 95960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North San Juan Fire Department (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); North San Juan United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Old North San Juan School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marysville to Virginia City in 32 Hours (approx. 2.2 miles away); Oregon Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Purdon Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); The First Long Distance Telephone (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dobbins (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North San Juan.
 
Regarding Wells Fargo & Company / North San Juan - 1853. San Juan Hill was first mined in 1853 by Christian Kientz who named the town. He had previously served with General Scott's army in Mexico and felt that this hill reminded him of the hill on which San Juan de Ulloa in Mexico stands. In 1857 a post office was opened and the government added the name "North" to distinguish it from the much older town of San Juan located in San Benito County. Many houses had been built on the hill above town, but when gold was discovered the area was purchased by mining companies and the buildings were torn down.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Wells Fargo & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
3. Wells Fargo & Company Marker
Marker is mounted on the wall between the entrance door and the window on the right. In this view the marker is obscured by the shadow of the pizzeria sign.
North San Juan - 1853 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2010
4. North San Juan - 1853 Marker
Marker is mounted on the front of the building to the left of the center support post.
Wells Fargo & Company / North San Juan Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
5. Wells Fargo & Company / North San Juan Building
Mural on North Side of Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
6. Mural on North Side of Building
View of North San Juan From Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Eastman's Studio, Susanville, Ca
7. View of North San Juan From Cemetery
Description on postcard:
North San Juan, Calif.
This was the center for operations of the great gold hydrolic mining industry from about 1850 to 1884. Many of the old brick buildings used for company offices still stand.
North San Juan Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
8. North San Juan Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 22, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on January 23, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on January 24, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   8. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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