Olivers (HM1A04)

Location: Auburn, CA 95602 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.131', W 121° 1.225'

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In 1889 Walter Gaffett set up a powder factory which was part of the Giant Powder Company from the Bay Area. It's reported that 22 people died from explosions by 1917 when the factory was dismantled. This building originally was the company store. Oley Hayworth opened it as a gas station and grocery store in the 1920s. Destroyed by fire in the late 1940s it was replaced by the current structure in 1950. The land was purchased from the Harrington Family by the Bailey Family in 1955, who remain the current owners. It became Olivers in 1982. This is the last surviving operational service station from the Lincoln Highway, Victory Highway, Highway 40 era in Placer County.
HM NumberHM1A04
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number2008-10
Year Placed2009
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 671497 N 4315183
Decimal Degrees38.96885000, -121.02041667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.131', W 121° 1.225'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 7.86" N, 121° 1' 13.50" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15727-15783 Lake Arthur Rd, Auburn CA 95602, US
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