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Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Buford Block

 
 
The Buford Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
1. The Buford Block Marker
Inscription. Built in 1899. one can see that this imposing structure was the pride, not only of Virginia City, but also of Montana – being, according to history the largest mercantile store in the state at that time. Hardware, hay, grain, salt, and groceries were available, AND WHISKEY BY THE BARREL! Original site of the Wells Fargo Co. from which the well known Wells Fargo Coffee Shop justly derives its name. The Virginia Trading Co.
 
Erected by The Virginia Trading Co.
 
Location. 45° 17.581′ N, 111° 56.847′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on Wallace Street. Touch for map. The Buford Block marker is on the south side of Wallace Street between Main and Jackson Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S.L. Simpson Building (here, next to this marker); Frank Prasch Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Masonic Meetings (within shouting distance of this marker); G. Goldberg Store
The Buford Block image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
2. The Buford Block
The marker is to the right of the flag.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Strasburger’s Colorado Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Kramer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J.B. LaBeau, Jeweler (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on of the original markers erected by Charles Bovey.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Buford Block image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
3. The Buford Block
The Buford Block includes the 'Wells Fargo' office.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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