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Manton in Tehama County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Manton Store

 
 
Manton Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 7, 2011
1. Manton Store Marker
Inscription. Established in 1894, by James and Georgina Barham, The General Store supplied the town with food, clothes, hardware, gas and oil. Less and Lena Childs owned the store thru two world wars and the Depression, 1916-1945. When hard times came, Less said, "No one will go hungry as long as I have the store".

Dedicated July 27, 1996 by
Trinitarianus Chapter #62
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1996 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter #62.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.088′ N, 121° 52.215′ W. Marker is in Manton, California, in Tehama County. Marker is at the intersection of Manton Road and Forward Road, on the left when traveling east on Manton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manton CA 96059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hennessy House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manton Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Noble’s Bungalow (approx. 2.9 miles away); Nobles Emigrant Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Shingletown Store
Manton Store - view from the southeast image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 7, 2011
2. Manton Store - view from the southeast
The marker's stone monument is visible here in front of the store,between the two sets of steps.
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Charlie’s Place (approx. 6.7 miles away); Nobles Trail – Junction (approx. 6.7 miles away); Nobles Trail – Charley’s Ranch (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manton.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a waist-high stone monument in front of the store.
 
Regarding Manton Store. George Leslie "Less" Childs (1882-1946) and Lena Childs (1884-1977) are both buried in the Manton Cemetery.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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