Tuesday, December 09, 2008

California Historical Landmark #39

Jack and I spent the Wednesday before Thanksgiving waymarking historical sites in Western Amador County in the rain. This was the sixteenth of twenty-one places that we stopped.

Butte Store
California State Historical Landmark #39

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This landmark is located on State Highway 49, 2.6 miles south of Jackson, California in Amador County. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in Amador County. The GPS coordinates for the plaque are N 38° 19.539 W 120° 44.107.

You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com.

This is the only structure remaining of Butte City, prosperous mining town of the 1850s. As early as 1854 Xavier Benoist was conducting a store and bakery in this building. Later Ginocchio had a merchandise business here.

The bronze plaque reads:

Constructed by Italian stone mason in 1857. Served pioneer settlers and miners as post office and general store later. Later known as Ginocchios.

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