The Angels Camp Mercantile

The Angels Camp Mercantile was established in 1860. This is where the miners would go when they needed a new pair of Levis, a hat, or maybe a fancy shirt for Saturday night. Most of the early day stores in the mining camps ran their business “on account,” providing the merchant trusted the customer. The bills were usually settled up once a month, or whenever the miner happened to make a good strike. This store; however, started a new trend: It was the first in town to operate on a cash only basis.

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