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Sierra City in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Busch & Heringlake Building

 
 
Busch & Heringlake Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
1. Busch & Heringlake Building Marker
Inscription. E Clampus Vitus laid the corner stone July 4, 1871. August C. Busch, partner in the Young America Mine, entrepreneur extraordinaire built the structure using Sierra City bricks. The three story building housed the Wells Fargo Express, Western Union, ECV General Store and a residence. The third floor public hall was used by Balaam Lodge #107304, ECV for meetings. It was destroyed by fire in 1948. The Charles J. Winstead family lived here until Carlo Giuffre turned it into the Busch & Heringlake Country Inn in 1986.
 
Erected 1990 by Major William Downie Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.951′ N, 120° 38.053′ W. Marker is in Sierra City, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Golden Chain Highway (State Highway 49) west of Spring Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 California 49, Sierra City CA 96125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minerís Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Here Today – Gone Tomorrow
Busch & Heringlake Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
2. Busch & Heringlake Building Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Site of Howard Ranch and Inn 1865 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Crossing the Summit - Weather or Not (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cornish Ranch House (approx. 9 miles away); Downieville Cemetery (approx. 10.2 miles away); Downieville Foundry (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sierra City.
 
Also see . . .  A Look at the Busch-Heringlake (aka Wells Fargo Express) Building in Sierra City. An article written by Fran Burgard and published in the Sierra Sun in the Fall, 2008.
Upon completion of the building, ECV (sometimes referred to as the “historical, fun society”) grandly, and a little in jest, gave it the address of 1001Main St. This was an auspicious address for a building which most people, at that time, considered to be in the middle of nowhere. (Submitted on November 18, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Busch & Heringlake Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
3. Busch & Heringlake Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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