Boise Basin Mercantile Museum

Boise Basin Mercantile Museum (HM28NO)

Location: Placerville, ID 83666 Boise County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 56.586', W 115° 56.742'

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The Boise Basin Mercantile was built in the 1860's and was among the first stores in Placerville. The store holds the distinction of belonging to the first chain stores founded in Idaho. The owners operated similar businesses in Idaho City until the end of the mining boom.
The Mercantile now serves as one of Placerville's Museums. The artifacts found in the Mercantile allow visitors to view the shelves stocked with period items. This enabled them to recall the many wonderful treasures miners and travelers would find in a mining mercantile. In September 1984 the building was recognized as a Contributory Property and place on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in the building's basement is the lone cell of Placerville's original jail. Few criminals actually saw the inside of the jail during the community's early days as most received a bullet or swung from the end of a rope.
HM NumberHM28NO
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByPlacerville Historical Society and E Clampus Vitus, Snake River Outpost No. 1811 of Lucinda J. Sanders Chapter No. 1881
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 584608 N 4866093
Decimal Degrees43.94310000, -115.94570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 56.586', W 115° 56.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 56' 35.16" N, 115° 56' 44.52" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Granite St, Placerville ID 83666, US
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