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California Historical Landmark #140 Wells Fargo Express Company Building
California State Historical Landmark #140
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This landmark is located at the southwest corner of Main Street and Solinsky Alley, Chinese Camp, California in Tuolumne County. There are 18 other California State Historical Landmarks in Tuolumne. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 52.252 W 120° 25.902.
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The Solinsky Family Historical Connections continue...
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.
C. W. H. SOLINSKY.
This estimable gentleman is a native of Poland, his birth occurring on August 14, 1814. Coming to the United States in 1840, he enlisted six years later in Quitman’s Division and fought through the war with Mexico, returning at its close to Pennsylvania. Still unsettled in mind, he embarked at the end of the same year---1848---on the ship 0sceola, and came in her to this State to enter upon mining, which he followed for three or four years in Calaveras and Mariposa Counties, and then in the vicinity of Sonora, until he found more acceptable occupation as a member at the firm of Miller & Co. Afterwards becoming agent for Adams & Co.’s Express line, he held that office until the company’s dissolution. In 1857, he received a similar appointment from Messrs. Wells, Fargo & Co., which he has retained until the present time. During these years Mr. Solinsky has also engaged in several mining operations; nor is this all that is within the scope of his business activity. One of the best appointed and well managed hotels in the foothills has been under his proprietorship for a number of years.The Solinsky family includes three children, Frank, now a promising young lawyer of San Andreas; Wm H. Solinsky and Margaret F. Solinsky.“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882.Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton firstname.lastname@example.org