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The Oldest General Store In Northern California Has A Fascinating History

Not only is Placerville Hardware oldest hardware store in Northern California, it’s the oldest general store west of the Mississippi. It’s a great place to stop in for those random nick nacks you just can’t seem to find anywhere else! You’ll find everything from gold panning supplies to postcards to useful household items.

This great video shares even more about the Fausel family and their beloved local business:

Who has been to the Placerville Hardware store at what interesting finds did you leave with? Be sure to share your thoughts on our Facebook page. They are located at 441 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667 and are open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm and on Sundays from 9pm-5pm.

Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at jsanford@onlyinyourstate.com.