#140:  Wells Fargo Express Company Building

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SW corner of Main St and Solinsky Alley, Chinese Camp





Private Plaque



From the plaque:

To honor Eddie Webb

Born December 17, 1880, in Snelling, Calif. One of the last of the stage drivers, Eddie made the haul from Chinese to the Coulterville, Groveland areas between 1898 - 1902 and drove the first mail stage of the "new" Shawmut Road.

Dedicated by Matuca Chapter, No. 1849. E Clampus Vitus May 6, 1961

From the guidebook:

This building, erected in 1849 by the Walkerly brothers, was subsequently owned by the Morris brothers. It housed a general merchandise store in connection with the office of Adams Express Company, predecessor of Wells Fargo & Company. The original express agents were Sol Miller, C. W. H. Solinsky, and the Morris brothers.

David Schmitt