"Citizen Extraordinaire"This simple stone structure, opened to the public in late 1863, was originally operated as a general merchandise store by the firm of Gridley, Hobart and Jacobs. Gridley is best remembered for his 1864 wager which prompted the auctioning of a sack of flour for donations to the "Sanitary Fund," the Civil War forerunner of the American Red Cross. The flour was sold again and again throughout Nevada and California, then taken east and eventually auctioned at the St. Louis Sanitary Fair in 1864, in all raising about $275,000 for this fund. Gridley died almost penniless six years later.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:52pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 494578 N 4371095|
|Decimal Degrees||39.48945000, -117.06305000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 29.367', W 117° 3.783'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 29' 22.02" N, 117° 3' 46.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4250 Water St, Austin NV 89310, US|
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