Unique 1854 Marysville Liquor License for an African American

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Unique 1854 Marysville Liquor License for an African American
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This 1854 liquor license is for Galnie (Gabriel) Simms. He opened the Franklin House on First Street near a cluster of other black owned businesses. This was the only known African American hotel in the region in the 1850's. He got his money as one of the owners of the Sweet Vengeance Mine and as trustee of the Rare, Ripe Gold and Silver Mining Company. Signed by treasurer John A Paxton who would become an important early Nevada banker (Virginia City, Austin, Eureka). Date: 1854 Location: Marysville, California HWAC# 57375