July 28, 2016
July 28, 1860. Charles Theodore Hart Palmer, Wells Fargo agent, banker, and assayer at Folsom, California, a paper reported, was "erecting a brick building with granite front, size 20 by 60 feet, and one story high." What a busy office Palmer ran. Each month, his staff loaded 5,800 ounces of gold on the Sacramento Valley Railroad bound for San Francisco, and removed goods bound for Auburn, Placerville, and the Comstock mines of Nevada. Twice a week, Pony Express riders arrived and departed from Palmer's palace. Today, C.T.H. Palmer's office is still busy. The Folsom Historical Society welcomes all visitors.