Good morning. Tina here. I am sharing a part of my collection of vintage postcards this morning. These cards show the Ginocchio Store, also known as Butte Store, which stands close to Highway 49 about 3 miles out of Jackson as you head south. I have been wanting to make the trip to Sonora to visit Heidi, and if I ever get the chance to drive over there, I will go right past this lovely old building.
The postcard above is a "Frasher's Foto Card. Scenic Photos of the West" Published in Pomona, California.
You can see here how close the store is to the road. That was good in the "olden days" but not so good anymore.
This postcard above reads "All that remains of Butte City Calf. A flourishing city in the 50's. (That's 1850s, by the way...) Sorry for the dimness of the picture, old real photo postcards are not always the best images. No photoshop back in those days.
"Old Butte Store. One of the historical landmarks of the Mother Lode Country, located on Highway 49 between Jackson and Mokelumne Hill." This postcard, above, also has a handwritten note: "Tues. Sept. 27, 1966. Passed this on way to Jackson from Mokelumne Hill."
I plan to share more of my postcard collections in the future. I find them a fascinating way to journey through history, and I am always on the lookout for more.