Dunsmuir Hardware

The traditional hardware store of Dunsmuir - California's historic railroad town. Founded by Dunsmuir's first mayor - Alexander Levy - in 1894 and continuing today as a full service TRUE VALUE hardware store. This blog is simply intended to be a running commentary on operating a century old small town hardware store. Also please check our our website at

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Location: Dunsmuir, California

Sunday, March 19, 2006

First day of Spring?

Looking back in my weather records I can see that we've had more snow this March than any other at least since 1980. So far we've had 13 days of snow and two days of rain and it's only the 19th day of the month. Accumulation so far is approximately 28 to 30 inches but today is sunny and things are melting. Going to put the snowshovels away and get out the garden seeds this next week for sure.

Several people have asked about the old pictures. The one showing all the people standing around inside a store was taken in 1916. The business is Eherenman's Mercantile which our business evolved from. Jake Eherenman is the distinguished looking man on the extreme left. It's interesting to me to contrast that picture with the modern interior photo of our business below it. The snow scene was taken (I think) in the 1940s and is somewhat like what our current snow situation. It looks to be a bit deeper though and snow removal is better today so things aren't quite that bad.


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